Sunday, March 8, 2009

Support your local independent bookstore!

As I learned via Laurie Halse Anderson, author Joe Hill has declared March to be Love-Your-Small-Bookstore-Month. This seems like a great idea to me, and so I took a nice walk over to my own small local indie this afternoon and bought myself a couple of books. (What books, you ask? Here, I will tell you: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and First Test by Tamora Pierce.)

My local indie, btw, is The Community Bookstore in Park Slope. (I live on the other side of the park, but it's an easy and pleasant walk.) If you live nearby, or if you live elsewhere and just happen to be visiting Park Slope, you should go there. They have friendly dogs and things. And books too, of course. And every time I've been in, they've had Library Lion in stock. What else could you ask for? :)

If you don't know where your local independent bookstore is, will help you find it.

Bookstore visit bonus: I'm pretty sure I passed Steve Buscemi on the street as I was starting my walk home. That was cool.


  1. I was in a local bookstore today and up on the wall I saw a poster of Library Lion! I took a picture with my cell phone and sent it to you know who! You have been on my mind ever since! :) I also shared our advance read copy with a friend I had coffee with and she is very excited for your upcoming release date!

  2. Very cool about the LL poster! And about sharing the ARC with your friend - thanks for spreading the word! :)

  3. Mikki - Congratulations on the soon-to-be-launched Dragon of Trelian!! I wish I could come to the launch party on the 14th, but it's a bit of a trip for me from Seattle. Hope it is all you want it to be, with lots of friends there & much celebrating. And thanks for putting in a good word here on you blog for independent bookstores - they really are all about books, good people, reading, sharing, community (and sometimes even coffee!) The perfect example of synergy.

    Over at The Drift Record you asked for a letter - I threw the dice and the letter "C" appeared. Hope you have fun searching for favorites C's.