First Family Reads

From WaPo:

President Obama, a diligent Small Business Saturday shopper, patronized Petworth’s Upshur Street Books for the first time this afternoon.

The uber-local independent bookstore, which opened just over a year ago, highlights the city’s “past and present, and work from local authors from poets to politicians.”

Obama, along with his daughters, Sasha and Malia, carried books in their arms as the president chatted with the store’s manager Anna Thorn….

The first family purchased nine books, according to White House officials The list of adult and young adult titles included “Purity: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen; “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie; Cynthia Voigt’s “Elske: A Novel of the Kingdom,” “On Fortune’s Wheel,” and “Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom”; “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd; “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli; “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8” by Jeff Kinney; and “Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life” by Rachel Renée Russell.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.