Alexis Akre

Alexis Akre, a DC-area native, has worked in book-selling for ten years.  After receiving her BA in English from Barnard College, she returned to the District of Columbia, where she was the book buyer and general manager at the much-missed Olsson’s Books & Records.  She recently relocated to New York City, where she works in the bubbling literary cauldron that is Brooklyn, NY, at the new, independent Greenlight Bookstore.

3 entries by Alexis Akre

Book Review

Etgar Keret

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

A collection of bare-bones short stories that manipulate readers’ emotions with shocking bursts of painful human experiences.

Book Review

Tim Butcher

Chasing the Devil: A Journey Through Sub-Saharan Africa in the Footsteps of Graham Greene

A modern writer seeks the influences that helped lay the groundwork for novels such as The Heart of the Matter and The Quiet American.

Book Review

By Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino

Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum

A riveting investigation of the Getty’s acquisition practices sheds light on illegal activities in the world of high culture.