Who loves books?
Who loves independent booksellers?
If you’re waving your hand wildly now, I’m right there with you, and here’s one of many reasons why. When my husband and I walked into Flying Pig Bookstore a few weeks before Christmas, we were, as usual, trying to fit too many errands into a couple hours. Josie, one of the fabulous owners, quickly plucked book suggestions off the shelves for everyone on our list. Really, really perfect suggestions. Like this one…
…which had my usually very serious 12-year-old son laughing hysterically and reading passages aloud nonstop for two days. After we bought our books, she reminded us what time our favorite computer store closed and told us where she thought we should eat dinner after we finished shopping. (She sent us here, and it was amazing.)
That’s a pretty unique retail experience in this 21st century world of ours, and it’s one for which I’m thankful. That’s why I’m spending this Valentine’s Day participating in Kids Heart Authors Day at Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne from 10:00-noon. I’ll be signing copies of my two Lake Champlain historical novels, SPITFIRE and CHAMPLAIN AND THE SILENT ONE and sharing some related food and artifacts (hardtack and powder horns, anyone?).
Fantastic authors like Elizabeth Bluemle, Tanya Lee Stone, Ann Cardinal, Shannon Gilligan, and Ray Montgomery are signing books as well. And I hope you’ll be there, too – if not at Flying Pig, then at your local indie. Click here for a full list of participating bookstores!