After the Jump: Amy Azzarito (MP3)

by Grace Bonney

This week has been such a whirlwind of excitement for us because one of our own, Amy Azzarito, had her very first book come out this week! Amy has been our team’s most passionate history and book lover since day one and her enthusiasm has spread throughout the team over the years. Since 2009, her column, Past & Present, has covered 50+ great moments throughout decorative arts history and has inspired our whole team to dig deeper into the people, moments and traditions that create the objects and styles we love to this day.

Yesterday I had Amy on my radio show to talk about not just her wonderful new book (which we all got to celebrate last night at West Elm!), but her path from a young book-lover in Arkansas to the NYPL and ultimately to becoming a published author. We’re all so proud of Amy and genuinely excited about the book she’s created. I hope you’ll enjoy her interview (below) and check out her new book, Past & Present, as well. Congrats, Amy! xo, grace

LISTEN: Stream on Heritage Radio or download the podcast at iTunes

Amy’s Top 5 Obsessions are after the jump…

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