November 7th was the very first National Bookstore Day. I thought today's post about a fabulous independent bookstore would be a tad bit late, but guess what? The Rejectionist says it is now Independent Bookstore Week in NYC, so I'm kind of right on time. Kind of not since most of my readers aren't in NYC (and neither am I, for that matter), but let's not get all technical about it. As my mother never said, "Details-schmetails."
Before we get to the photos I took there, I should let you know my camera is dying so my pictures make everything look darker. Good news: I've asked for a new camera for Christmas. Since I've been pretty good this year, I'm thinking I'll get one and my blog will become a thing of beauty, lol.
This is Eagle Harbor Book Company, an independent bookstore in Bainbridge Island, Washington. In real life, it's bright and cozy, so I hope my pics do it justice.
This is the children's section, a place I'll never outgrow.
Here's the YA section. I fantasize about seeing my future books here.
There's always fun stuff going on at Eagle Harbor Book Company. Just check out their Web site. The people who work there are so warm and knowledgeable. Some of the workers are writers--published even. Their love for books is a sincere one.
Oodles of authors come to speak and do readings here. I hope to someday. Let's all take a minute to have a positive visualization: can you picture me standing by those chairs at a book signing? Come on, I'd do it for you!
While I was there, I found out about America Unchained, which will take place on Saturday, November 21st. It's about spending your money at locally-owned independent businesses to help your local economy. On America Unchained Day, Eagle Harbor Book Company will celebrate being locally owned and fiercely independent by offering 10% off any book by a Bainbridge author. How cool is that?
In today's comments, give a shout out for an independent bookstore that's in your heart!
*My friend Sheila Roberts has a "Random Good Deeds Happy Holidays Contest" going on at her Web site. They will be drawing three people to receive a set of two of Sheila's books, and she'll sign them to whomever the winners would like! I entered this morning!
(This is an updated post.)