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Photography by Alan MacRae

Chelsey Philpot grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. After boarding school, she studied English and philosophy at Vassar College and later earned a masters degree in journalism from Boston University. She’s lived in many different places, including Scotland and Brooklyn, and worked as a book review editor for a number of years.

When she’s not writing articles or working on a book, Chelsey teaches writing at Boston University and is the communications director for a nonprofit art foundation.

She loves libraries, abandoned buildings, grammar jokes, late nights and early mornings, the smell of hay, living out of a suitcase, and the feel of dusty old books.