Our conversation this week is with John Evans, founder and owner of Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi.
"It's all about the book, baby." For John, life really is that simple. He built Lemuria as a place to share books, not sell them. Only minutes from his childhood baseball fields, he created a space for people to discover, connect, dream, and remember. He brought the world of words to his hometown and books to life for people to experience together. But he couldn't do it alone. The wonderful booksellers and writers and community members and patrons from across the globe are the joy of his life's work. They're what make it real, and that's all he ever wanted.
In this episode, you'll learn the history of Lemuria Books, hear stories about John's writer friends (feat. Eudora, Leonard Elmore, and Jim Harrison!), get a window into the beauty he sees in Jackson, and find a model for how to live well and true. Thanks for sharing your life with us, John.