The reader is morphing all the time, shifting from genre to genre, sometimes directly in step with the mood of society. And sometimes to escape it. With a tumultuous 2020 election season, a global pandemic, and cultural strife, where has the reader been and where is he going? Arlan Hess, the proprietor of City Books in Pittsburgh knows the reader like few others. She joins Writer Shed Podcast host David W. Berner to talk about what people are reading now, why they are reading it, and the future of the bookstore and the book lover.