Skyler Dayton is tired of her non-stop partying lifestyle and bad choices in boyfriends. Wanting a major life change, she wanders into "The Stacks," a small family-run bookstore owned by Gavin Dewitt and his brother, Stuart. Divorced and unlucky in love himself, Gavin's inclined to regard Skyler as an embodiment of the vacuous, image-obsessed culture he has come to abhor. Stuart, however, is dazzled by Skyler's beauty and, much to Gavin's horror, offers her a job at their store, which she happily accepts as the first step in her quest for a steadier lifestyle. Unhappy that she's going to be minding the till next to such an intimidating bombshell is the store's sole other employee, Katrina, who doles out doses of realism and cynicism. Rounding out the characters is the store's one steady customer, Harold March a preeminent but retired rocket scientist.
She Sells Books. Like You Care.
Did You Know?
Tom Everett Scott
was originally cast as Gavin, and even filmed the pilot episode. The producers, however, decided that Scott played the character a little too laid back, and not neurotic enough. So the part was re-cast with Elon Gold
, and the pilot was filmed again with only a couple weeks before the show was supposed to debut. See more