(Every Monday in December, we're asking a local bookseller which books they'd like to receive for a holiday gift. Our final bookseller is Emma Nichols, who works at Elliott Bay Book Company and who also hosts the wonderful Drunk Booksellers podcast. Emma chose Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders, by Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras.)
I’m really into maps and so the name struck me. But it’s not a book about maps, it’s about weird places all over the world, and I’m very interested in the unknown and the strange.