Seattle Public Library

For our new Gifts with Personality gift guide, we invited The Selby to photograph some of our most inspiring fellow Seattleites. Today, we meet a literary whiz with a ‘Modernist’ take on traditional menswear.

“I’ve been a librarian for quite a few years now…We have a city of readers, and that’s a good thing in my profession.”
—Marcellus Turner, City Librarian at the Seattle Central Library

Seattle is consistently ranked one of the most well-read cities in the US, and we’d like to think Mr. Turner plays some small role in that statistic. An intellectually balanced individual, his passion for classic texts is matched by his appreciation for modern architecture—like the Rem Koolhaas-designed building in which he’s lucky enough to work.

All photographs by The Selby.

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