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Created in 2006 by Michael Lieberman as a blog to celebrate the book in all its forms Book Patrol now spans the internet to bring you book news, images and related content from all corners of the globe.

Book Patrol has since expanded to include healthy presences on TwitterPinterest and Tumblr and now offers an online shop featuring a highly curated selection of books in a variety of fields.

Book Patrol also appears at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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More About Michael

I consider myself first and foremost a cheerleader; for books, for literacy and for the freedom of expression.

I founded Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers in Seattle (1993-2014) and for almost 20 years I had the privilege of being a bookseller for my vocation.  In 2012 I left the shop to focus my energies on Book Patrol with the hopes that for the next 20 years I can continue to share my love for the bookish within this new digital frontier.

I have served on the boards of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library, The Book Club of Washington and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. I am also a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a proud community representative for the Digital Public Library of America.

I was born on May 10th. The day, in 1933, the infamous Nazi bibliocaust took place.

When not reading, thinking, playing with or writing about books I’m hanging out with my wife and two kids.

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