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My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop | Ronald Rice
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In this enthusiastic, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous ode to bookshops and booksellers, 84 known authors pay tribute to the brick-and-mortar stores they love and often call their second homes. In "My Bookstore" our greatest authors write about the pleasure, guidance, and support that their favorite bookstores and booksellers have given them over the years. The relationship between a writer and his or her local store and staff can last for years or even decades. Often it's the author's local store that supported him during the early days of his career, that continues to introduce and hand-sell her work to new readers, and that serves as the anchor for the community in which he lives and works."My Bookstore "collects the essays, stories, odes and words of gratitude and praise for stores across the country in 81 pieces written by our most beloved authors. It's a joyful, industry-wide celebration of our bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere at a time when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops.Perfectly charming line drawings by Leif Parsons illustrate each storefront and other distinguishing features of the shops.Contributing Authors and Bookstores Include: Fannie Flagg Page & Palette, Fairhope, ALRick Bragg Alabama Booksmith, Homewood, ALJohn Grisham That Bookstore in Blytheville, Blytheville, ARRon Carlson Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZAnn Packer Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CAIsabel Allende Book Passage, Corte Madera, CAMahbod Seraji Kepler s Books, Menlo Park, CALisa See Vroman s Bookstore, Pasadena, CAMeg Waite Clayton Books Inc., San Francisco, CADaniel Handler and Lisa Brown The Booksmith, San Francisco, CADave Eggers Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CAPico Iyer Chaucer s Books, Santa Barbara, CALaurie R. King Bookshop, Santa Cruz, CAScott Lasser Explore Booksellers, Aspen, COStephen White Tattered Cover Book Store, Devner, COKate Niles Maria s Bookshop, Durango, COAnn Haywood Leal Bank Square Books, Mystic, CTFlorence and Wendell Minor The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CTRick Atkinson Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DCLes Standiford Books & Books, Coral Gables, FLRobert Macomber The Muse Book Shop, Deland, FLDavid Fulmer Eagle Eye Book Shop, Decatur, GAAbraham Verghese Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IACharlie Brandt Chapter One Bookstore, Ketchum, IDLuis Alberto Urrea Anderson s Bookshops, Naperville, ILMike Leonard The Book Stall Chestnut Court, Winnetka, ILAlbert Goldbarth Watermark Books, Wichita, KSWendell Berry Carmichael s Bookstore, Louisville, KYEdith Pearlman Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MAMameve Medwed Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MAHenry Louis Gates, Jr. Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MASimon Winchester The Bookloft, Great Barrington, MANancy Thayer Mitchell s Book Corner, Nantucket, MAElin Hilderbrand Nantucket Bookworks, Nantucket, MAJeanne Birdsall Broadside Bookshop, Northampton, MAMartha Ackmann Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MAWard Just Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MARon Currie, Jr. Longfellow Books, Portland, MENancy Shaw Nicola s Books, Ann Arbor, MIKatrina Kittle Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MIAnn Patchett Mclean & Eakin Booksellers, Petotskey, MIKathleen Finneran Left Bank Books, St.Louis, MOBarry Moser Lemuria Books, Jackson, MSJill McCorkle Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NCCarrie Ryan Park Road Books, Charlotte NCLaurent Dubois The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NCLee Smith Purple Crow Books, Hillsborough, NCAngela Davis-Gardner Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NCRon Rash City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NCIan Frazier Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJJoan Wickersham The Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NHCarmela Ciuraru Community Bookstore, Brooklyn NYMatt Weiland Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NYKate Christensen Word, Brooklyn, NYMick Cochrane Talking Leaves Books, Buffalo, NYCaroline Leavitt McNally Jackson Books, New York, NYArthur Nersesian St. Mark s Bookshop, New York, NYFrancine Prose & Pete Hamill Strand Bookstore, New York, NYChuck Palahniuk Powell s Books, Portland, ORLarry Kane Chester County Book & Music Company, West Chester, PAAnn Hood Island Books, Middletown, RIMindy Friddle Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SCAdam Ross Parnassus Books, Nashville, TNDouglas Brinkley Book People, Austin, TXTerry Tempest Williams The King s English Book Shop, Salt Lake City, UTHoward Frank Mosher Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VTJon Clinch Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VTJonathan Evison Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island, WATom Robbins Village Books, Bellingham, WAIvan Doig University Book Store, Seattle, WALesley Kagen Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WILiam Callanan Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI AND MORE!!"
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In this enthusiastic, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous ode to bookshops and booksellers, 84 known authors pay tribute to the brick-and-mortar stores they love and often call their second homes. In "My Bookstore" our greatest authors write about the pleasure, guidance, and support that their favorite bookstores and booksellers have given them over the years.
#celebration #newyearnewyou

Eggs 🥳📚🎊📚🥳 2w
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YOU GUYS!!! This is a thing! It‘s a little kit you get and you make your very own little bookstore!!!!!!! It‘s about 7 x 9 x 7 inches completed. I‘ve asked for this from my husband for Christmas, so hopefully he comes through. 🤞🏼 How cute is this!?!?!

Now that I‘ve told you, you guys better not buy them all up before I get mine! 😑😬😆

Texreader I must have one! Where do I send my hubby to get me one too? 2mo
Hooked_on_books @Texreader Several outlets are selling them. I just googled “diy bookstore kit” and found a bunch of options. Not sure if they‘re in stores as well. 2mo
LeahBergen Ooooh! 2mo
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ju.ca.no How cuuuute😱🤩🤩🤩 2mo
squirrelbrain Oooh I need one! ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Sooooo cute!!!! 2mo
Lauram My sister got me this for Christmas last year. It‘s in the back of a closet right now. It‘s challenging and messy. But go for it! I‘m going to try again over Christmas break. 2mo
AmyG This is adorable. 2mo
ImperfectCJ So cute! My daughter enjoys puzzles; this might be an interesting (if potentially tedious) family project. 2mo
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Love it 😄

Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Texreader Brilliant! 4mo
keepingupwiththepenguins 😅 😅 😅 4mo
Bookgirl Truth 4mo
DrawingSustenance I've never thought of it that way before...🤔 3mo
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A pic from inside the secondhand bookstore in Helsinki I frequent. Only bought three books today!

BookwormAHN That may be the most organized book store ever 😺 8mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 8mo
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i stopped at Odyssey Bookshop today and in exchange for some cash they gave me three books and a super cute tote! #independentbookstoreday

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Wore my Commit to Lit shirt today from Storiarts in honor of independent bookstore day. The writing gloves have text from Hamlet and are from Storiarts as well.

Velvetfur I ❤️ those gloves! 9mo
Avanders 😍😍 and 👆🏽ditto! 9mo
Palimpsest @Velvetfur and @Avanders thank you! I love them too! I am coveting the Frankenstein pair as well! 9mo
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Velvetfur @Palimpsest I Googled them and now I want almost everything, haha! 9mo
Reggie How pretty!! 9mo
Palimpsest @Velvetfur I know! Same here! 9mo
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Got a swanky new tee for #IndependentBookstoreDay!

silentrequiem Oooh. 9mo
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Calendar alert priorities. #IndependentBookstoreDay

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Libro.fm is offering some free books for #indiebookstoreday. Get ‘em here ➡️ https://libro.fm/ibd

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So Seattle takes #IndependentBookstoreDay seriously. Visit all 21 info bookstores in 1 day and earn the Grand Champion card. It even has its own hashtag: #SEABookstoreDay

So challenge accepted! Let‘s see how many I can visit in 1 day.

LauraJ Someday I will plan a vacation around this. 9mo
QueenJen I'm very jealous! 9mo
wanderinglynn @LauraJ You should! It‘s a growing thing in Seattle. The first year (2015), they had 42 people complete the challenge. Last year, nearly 500 did. 9mo
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wanderinglynn @QueenJen it‘s going to be epic. I‘ve plotted it out. Drive time alone (including ferry rides) has it at a bit over 6 hours. That doesn‘t include finding a parking space & going inside. 😂 9mo
Mitch You can do it! 🏆💪🏻 9mo
wanderinglynn @Mitch Thanks ☺️ But after mapping it out, I don‘t think I can do it. It would take nearly all day (leaving my house before 7am and not getting home until after 7pm) because traffic, 2 ferry rides, & trying to find parking (which is a pain in Seattle). It would be a lot easier if I had a buddy or two . So maybe I put this on the bucket list for next year & just stick to the 3 or 4 stores that are near me on the peninsula. 9mo
Scochrane26 That would be so cool! 9mo
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Visited the charming Snowball Bookshop in Barberton, OH and will definitely go back. Lovely staff and kitties!

Meet Maya and Callie. 😻

#bookstore #indiebookstore #catsoflitsy

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A trip to Portland, Oregon ALWAYS includes a stop at Powell‘s, my favorite bookstore. I was there with one of my sisters, a voracious reader with definite opinions on what she reads. I picked up a used copy of something and wrote out a list of another two dozen “to read” titles. I don‘t have suitcase space to lug home books this time, but it‘s always great to browse. I hope I can manage another visit today.

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New-to-me books have been bought this afternoon!! A great end to a long and tiring Thursday.
Let me know what your take on these ones are if you‘ve read them!
Also, I know some people now are fellow #MittenLittens, y‘all love Schulers as much as I do?

Bookwomble I can only make out Still Alice on my tiny screen, which I haven't read, but which Mrs. Bookwomble has with her book club (mainly an excuse to drink gin, from what I can tell 🍸), and she says it's a fantastic book. 9mo
Chelseabillups30 @Bookwomble, that‘s good to know. I bought it once from ThriftBooks, but when it was delivered it was missing the first 45 pages!!! I‘ve heard all good things about the book and the movie. The other books listed are The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, The Good Luck of Right Now By Matthew Quick, and Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. (edited) 9mo
Scochrane26 I loved the interestings. 9mo
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OrangeMooseReads My favorite bookstore! I visit the Grand Rapids location whenever I can. 9mo
CrowCAH That‘s a great place! Last year we did a Litsy meetup there! Gona host a meetup?! 😉 9mo
Chelseabillups30 @OrangeMooseReads, going to have to add you to the list of #mittenlittens who are ready to have a #mittenlittenmeetup in real life!! 9mo
Chelseabillups30 @CrowCAH, I really do want to host a #mittenlittenmeetup!!! Would love to have you join and help be one of the people who make it come to fruition!! 9mo
CrowCAH @Chelseabillups30 of course I‘ll come! (We‘ll have to make sure it‘s a day you/I are free!) With the weather getting warmer, driving out that way won‘t be bad. 9mo
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Haul from E Shaver in Savannah, GA.


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E Shaver Bookseller in Savannah, GA, a wonderful little shop with resident cats! 🐱♥️


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The gigantic and wonderful Foyles at Charing Cross Road, they lots of signed books and other fabulous stuff. I‘m quite happy with my purchases!
Tomorrow I‘m flying back home and I hope everything goes well.

#london #sightseeing #holiday #bookstore #travel

TrishB Love this shop ❤️ 10mo
youneverarrived 😍 10mo
Viji Went to London last month and loved it! We stopped at Daunt Books and a Foyles as well. 8mo
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Yeah, I‘m back in London! If you are a big fan of Sci-Fi, Comics and Fantasy Books, visit The Forbidden Planet ship on Shaftesbury Avenue, they have loads, also many signed editions.
#bookstore #london #rec

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I had no business being in a bookstore today. But I got a couple things I‘ve wanted. And I got to see @Kenny who gave me a sneak preview of this year‘s #independentbookstoreday 💁🏻‍♀️. Get your butts down to you local indie bookstore on 4/27 - you‘ll be glad you did!

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One of my favourite bookstores. Will share a picture later of the stack i brought home.

@BiblioLitten I love the Bahrisons at Galleria Market, Gurgaon.

Cathythoughts Lovely shop ! Look forward to seeing your stack👍🏻♥️ 10mo
batsy 😍 10mo
Velvetfur Sooooo pretty 😍 10mo
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BiblioLitten ❤️❤️ I haven‘t been to this branch. Quite a collection! Waiting for your stack.😊 Bahrisons is one of the few that hasn‘t closed down yet. 💙 10mo
wordzie 😎❤ 10mo
JennyM Oh that‘s a beautiful sight 📚📚📚 10mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @Velvetfur @JennyM Oh they had such a fantastic selection. Graphic, new, women's fiction, the pretty Penguin editions - we can go so mad in there! 😀 10mo
Tanisha_A @batsy @wordzie It was really difficult to get out of there. 😌 10mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten You have to visit when you are here. And they have Blue Tokai coffee-shop in there, so for me it was a double treat. It would be sad really, if they shut down. Infact I think they should open up in other cities. Hyderabad could do with one. 10mo
readordierachel 😍😍😍 10mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel I had that same expression the entire time i was there. 😀 10mo
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@MrBook Look what I found in Ecuador today! The majority is in Spanish but it‘s a well curated selection with good titles in English and helpful staff.

MrBook 😳😱😆😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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Arrived in Naples, so of course first stop!

BookBabe My friend loves Naples, he says it‘s a really nice town. Enjoy! 12mo
Savedbygrace Hope you have a wonderful time! 12mo
Reviewsbylola Omg love Naples and this B&N!! 12mo
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My latest binge on #KindleDeals and #NetGalley requests leave me with #SeasonsOfLove ...book love, that is! #MusicalNewYear

HardcoverHearts Those Dorothy Sayers books! 😍 13mo
vivastory Book love is the best love 😆 13mo
RadicalReader @Librarybelle nothing more sensational than sweeping up some sensational reads to enjoy while out and about without having to lug around physical copies 13mo
Cinfhen I‘m interested in that Dinosaur book 😍 13mo
ferskner The bottom left covers 😍😍😍 13mo
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Finally picked this gem up from the post office ! Thanks again @Cadyly for choosing me ! It's absolutely wonderful 🤗📖🤓

TheSpineView I like! Is it a journal? 1y
ashley_o13 @TheSpineView It's more like a planner but you can add books you read into certain sections !! (edited) 1y
Cadyly Yay! I hope you love it! 1y
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Festival we travelled to was cancelled so we detoured to this book shop. Not sure if in North or South Carolina as we are staying near the border and travel over it most days. However great place for new and used books and other “ stuff”. It is huge compared to ones at home. A bit overwhelming for me. My suitcases aren‘t big enough!!

BookNAround If you‘re near Charlotte, this bookstore is in NC. I don‘t live too far from it but still haven‘t managed to get there yet! 1y
Jeg @BookNAround I think you will love it. New and used books. A free box out the front too. All sorts inside. 1y
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This book is a warm hug for bibliophiles. All the stars.

⚠️ WARNING: May cause extreme desires for bookstore tourism! ⚠️

LisaJo I own this book. And I agree about the book store tours. I have made it a point to visit bookstores in this book while on vacation. And have actually taken a road trip to visit some that are close to me. 1y
vivastory I completely agree! My local indie is included in this book. 1y
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Spotted outside Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River, OR. I plan to use this line!

Lovesbooks87 📚💜📚💜📚💜 1y
Soubhiville So true! 1y
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Head to any bookstore between November 10-16, 2018, and use the hashtag to promote this inaugural event!

Article: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/7...

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Every time I go into a bookstore... 😝📚📚📚🤣🤣🤣🤣

tammysue Yesss! 1y
zzz Yep, guilty! 1y
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My book haul from BigW today. Couldn‘t help myself. 🙃

JennyM It would be wrong not to! 1y
Lizpixie I love Big W for books! They‘re so cheap compared to Dymocks. 1y
Jeg @Lizpixie I know! We actually went to Dymocks first . BigW are really getting good at having a large range of books. Love them. 1y
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Bookstore #2 on my adventure! It feels so familiar and perfectly New England. Also out of my way but is surrounded by many other small businesses providing opportunities to shop/eat local. Highly recommend for anyone else in Western CT. 😄

Redwritinghood What town is this? I‘m not on the western side of the state, but could be worth a trip. 1y
Readergrrl I live in CT too, but in the northeastern corner. This seems perfect for a day trip! 1y
Chelsea.Poole So cute♥️ 1y
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Leftcoastzen Very Inviting! 1y
mrozzz There are at least 4 you could hit up! Definitely let me know if you make it over there. 😊 @Readergrrl 1y
mrozzz I think it‘s... Ridgefield! @Redwritinghood it‘s adorable. Definitely worth the trip. The whole town is gorgeous & historic (edited) 1y
mrozzz @Chelsea.Poole Yes! 💜 1y
mrozzz @Leftcoastzen it is... I can‘t wait to return 😄 1y
Megara I‘ll have to stop in soon! I‘m hopefully moving out of CT in the near future. 1y
mrozzz I hope you make it before your move! @Megara 1y
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Beautiful bookstore #1 from yesterday‘s adventure. This is the one in “Stars Hollow”. It‘s over an hour drive for me but I‘ll happily visit again. It‘s a wonderful place to hang out and the booksellers were kind and curious.

I bought the tagged book while I was there!

Kaylamburson Stars Hollow?? As in Gilmore Girls?? I thought that was a made up town! 1y
mrozzz LOL the name is made up yes, this is in Washington Depot, but the rumor is this is the town SH was based on @Kaylamburson 1y
ruth_pell32 No way, I actually live sort of close to that store!! 1y
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TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️❤️Gilmore Girls !! 1y
Kaylamburson Huh, growing up in CT I had never heard of Washington Depot. Very cool! 1y
umbrellagirl I used to work there!!!! That‘s my town 💙💙💙💙 1y
mrozzz Neither had I! @Kaylamburson didn‘t spend much time in the northwestern part 1y
mrozzz Really!! 😊 @ruth_pell32 have you been there before? 1y
mrozzz @TheBookHippie ☺️💗 1y
mrozzz Ahhhhh that is so cool! @umbrellagirl Do you still live there? 1y
Kaylamburson Yeah, that‘s true. Me neither. Just northeastern! 1y
umbrellagirl @mrozzz I now live about 40 minutes away in Avon CT. 1y
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Went to brunch early this afternoon and then to two used bookstores! Not a bad way to spend a Sunday! 😁📚💕

Jess_Read_This Yes!! I love that this location is open on Sundays too! 1y
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Today is my last day working in my store. I‘ve been here almost three years, and it‘s become a second home to me. My fiancé was offered a teaching position, and we are moving to Alabama next week. I will miss being surrounded by books, my coworkers, and this second home of mine.

Megabooks Best of luck! 1y
CouronneDhiver Well, congrats! Moving onward and upward is always exciting. 😎 1y
FaeNoir Best of luck! Fingers crossed you find a new bookstore to work at. (Or that you find something even better! 😊) 1y
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Books I got today at the bookstore. Picture is a bit dark as it‘s grey and rainy here today.

olivia.ferz That's a great stack! 1y
Kaye Thanks @olivia.ferz I was surprised I found any true crime as I rarely do. One is a reread that I thought was very good. Hope the others are good too. 1y
Wife Jackpot!📚📚📚 1y
Kaye Yea , @wife. I usually always do well at this store. It‘s a lot richer town than ours so they have a great selection. 1y
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I have to travel almost 2 hours to get to my favorite indie #bookstore - Prairie Lights in Iowa City - so I don‘t get there in person all that often. Luckily, I‘m able to support them (while also supporting my audiobook habit) with Libro.fm 😃

If YOU are interested in a membership, see if your favorite indie participates and maybe consider using my referral code? 😉



Lmstraubie Strictly for members of #audiobooks anonymous, right 😉😂 2y
sprainedbrain @Lmstraubie yes ma‘am. 😂😂😂 2y
RealBooks4ever Yaaaay! 💜 2y
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bnp Hadn't heard about this,thanks for the heads up. 2y
vivastory I visited Prairie Lights once several years ago and never forgot it. What an incredible store! 2y
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Another bookstore visited from this book. Went to Carmichael‘s in Louisville Kentucky. It is a very tiny bookstore. But extremely quaint. There is a coffee shop next-door. The booksellers were telling one of the patrons that coffee shop is closing and they will be taking over the space to expand. Who doesn‘t love it when a bookstore gets bigger. Purchased a few popular books here.

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A few more bookstores visited on this road trip. One of them was Left Bank Books in St. Louis. Found some books for my book club later this year… Hurrah. Very cute independent bookstore. Lots of used books downstairs. Very happening neighborhood. Lots of restaurants. Some very fancy private homes and private streets are near there also.

RebelReader Are you on a bookstore road trip? I would love to do a bookstore/author road trip. I'm adding it to my bucket list! 😉 2y
LisaJo @RebelReader Not exactly a bookstore road trip. I drove to Colorado for my nephew‘s graduation and birthday. They were just a day apart. But, I routed myself through cities that have bookstore I wanted to visit. 2y
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Goal is to visit as many of these bookstores as I can. This past weekend, on a road trip, I visited Watermark Books in Wichita Kansas. Well to be honest, I stood outside because it was Sunday and it was closed. I took some pictures. I‘m counting this as a visit. I really wish I could‘ve gone inside; it looks beautiful. It was in a beautiful location.

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Haha! 😂 Totally me! ✋🏻Anyone else?
#BookLover #Bibliophile #BookLife #BookStore

Tiyas7 @Syndelle777 Me Too 😂✋ 2y
Ddzmini Yes 😬🤣🤣🤣 2y
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✨”Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul.” - Joanne Harris

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We are having a little family staycation that starts today. Where did my kids request to go? Our favorite bookstore/coffee shop of course! It‘s mildly torturous not buying books, but I still just love it here.

Sophoclessweetheart Adorable 🖤🖤 2y
Eggs 💖💜😍😍💕💖 2y
laurenbescoby Great choice! 😄 2y
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Bianca They're so cute! Last time I went to a local indie I left without buying a book, and it took all my willpower. 2y
batsy Cuties!! ? Just a "hey mum, let's test your willpower" type thing ???? 2y
2BR02B Your girls are just the cutest. Glad to hear they're following in your footsteps! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Look at those smiles! 💗💗 2y
Mdargusch Those smiles! 💕💕💕 2y
MicheleinPhilly GAH! Why are they so damn adorable? ❤️ 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Your daughters are the cutest! And they look so happy. ❤️ 2y
TrishB Lovely pic 💕 2y
Leftcoastzen So cute!Have fun! 2y
MaureenMc Those freckles are giving me life! 😊 2y
BookwormM Adorable kids love the freckles 2y
BiblioLitten Absolutely love this pic 💞 2y
JoScho They are so stinking cute! 2y
saresmoore @Bianca Way to be strong! 🤜🤛 2y
saresmoore @batsy It was pretty brutal on the willpower. Especially since there was a lovely I‘ve been coveting ON DISPLAY. 🙄 2y
saresmoore @Wanderingwithwords @Eggs @2BR02B Thank you! They are sweethearts. 2y
saresmoore @erzascarletbookgasm @Mdargusch @Ashley_Nicoletto Special hot chocolate usually brings smiles to their faces. 😊 2y
saresmoore @TrishB @Leftcoastzen Thank you! ♥️ 2y
saresmoore @MaureenMc @BookwormM The warm spring weather is definitely bringing out those sweet freckles! 2y
saresmoore @BiblioLitten @JoScho Thank you! I think they‘re pretty adorable, too. ♥️ 2y
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly I swear each generation gets cuter than the last! 2y
saresmoore @miralunasbooknook I thought so, too! Next outing will be the aquarium. 😁 2y
Bookzombie Your girls are so dang cute! 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 2y
Suet624 💕💕💕💕 2y
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I attended a local handmade fair this evening featuring tons of creative local artisans and while I was there I won a gift card & T-shirt from our local independent bookstore as well as a bag of locally made coffee & chocolate from my favorite cafe!! Books, coffee, & chocolate. What more could I possibly ask for??! 😍🙌🎉

JoScho That is awesome! 2y
kyraleseberg @JoScho It totally is!! It was like a sign from the universe that I need to treat myself to coffee & some good books and who am I to argue with that??! 😉 2y
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I‘m back in my little New Mexico hometown for the long weekend, so I had to stop by my bookstore! #ruidosonm #bookstorecat

Reviewsbylola Cute! 🐈 2y
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If you get Bookriot‘s Today in Books newsletter you‘ve seen this, but if not, check out this great story of someone posting online and helping boost a feminist/LGBTQ bookstore in Michigan. It‘s heartwarming. ☺️


CouronneDhiver Cool 👍🏽 2y
MinDea So amazing. 💙 2y
AllenTStClair I love when people help each other out like this! 2y
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I need this. The description says it smells like “cherry blossoms in full bloom, stone faced buildings and leather bound books in s sunlit library” #takemymoneynow

Bookcation74 Now I need this too! 2y
TricksyTails Oh I think I need this. 2y
Bklover Me too. 2y
DivineDiana Count me in! 2y
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Subterranean Books in St. Louis is one of my favorite bookstores. Maybe it‘s the dog that greets you there! I actually spend way more time at Barnes and Noble but this place is just special! And congratulations again!!!

vivastory I stumbled across Subterranean after having lunch at Fitz's back in October. I was really impressed & could have easily spent a lot more money had I not already been to Left Bank Books. 😄 Still, I found a signed Donald Ray Pollock. I will definitely be returning the next time I'm in St Louis 2y
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Congrats on your milestone @vivastory ! I enjoy my small local indie, but Powell‘s is my true love. I first visited Powell‘s when I was considering a move to Oregon 9 years ago and am now well versed in both the City of Books and Cedar Hills locations after living here for 8 years. I‘m about 90 minutes from #Powells, which is a safe distance to avoid bankruptcy. 😬


Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ValerieAndBooks Visited Powell‘s a few years ago, and it was awesome 😍📚📚! 2y
britt_brooke Hope to visit Powell‘s someday! 2y
vivastory Powell's is definitely number 1 on my American bucket list 2y
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Congrats on the big 100K, @vivastory ! 🎉🎉🎉

I chose two bookstores that are far away from me (but luckily, one of my favourite things in life is “bookstore tourism” 😆). The Alabama Booksmith sells only signed, first editions (at cover price mostly, but they do have a “Collector‘s Corner”). And I‘ve never been to Powell‘s. 😮

Thanks for the giveaway!


readordierachel Powell's is magical. I hope you get there someday soon! 2y
BiblioLitten Bookstore tourism 😍💜 2y
tournevis I second what @ReadOrDieRachel said about Powell's. I've only been there once and only for an hour, which is so short a time as to be criminal. 2y
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Leftcoastzen You MUST get to Powell‘s! They have a rare book room as well, more bad news right? 2y
sisilia Powell‘s is in my bucket list 2y
vivastory I'm a big fan of bookstore tourism as well. Powell's is #1 on my bucket list 2y
TommieMarie74 I‘m adding the Alabama Booksmith to my bucket list...how cool!! 2y
robinb OK, @LeahBergen , one of these is just 2 hours away from me...how have I never heard of it...duh???!! 🙄🙄🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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When you walk into the library's used book store with these in hand and then proceed to buy out half the store...

Even the bookstore ladies think you might have a book problem! 🤣

#bookaddiction #booknerdproblems #neverenoughbooks

BookBabe 😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
AmyG And then you come here where we all think that‘s normal. 😜 2y
Books.Bottles.and.Babies @AmyG 😁 So true!!! 2y
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Congratulations, @vivastory for your milestone!! 🎊

My favorite bookstore is Crawford Doyle Booksellers at Madison Avenue NYC. I found the store by chance in 2008, and of course I just had to visit again when I was in Manhattan in 2016. They had the best collections!! Sadly, they closed down early last year 😢💔This photo is taken from their Instagram - the original staff from 1995 💕 #vivabookstore

Billypar Aw man- I live in NYC and didn't even know they closed. I only went once (I think it was in summer of 2016) but remember really liking it. 2y
vivastory Such a shame they closed. One of my favorites (St. Mark's) in NYC closed a few years ago. It looks like a great store! 2y
sisilia @vivastory St Mark‘s closed??? Noooo...😭 2y
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