By Claire Booth
should you venture out to your local bookstore that day? Here are a few good
A pre-Covid local author event at Face in a Book. That's me on the right with fellow local crime fictioners James L'Etoile and Cindy Sample. (Remember when we could stand so close? Sigh.)
They’re always friendly and kind and put a lot of work into everything they do.
They’re psychic—they can figure out what you’ll like within two minutes of talking to you.
They’ll broaden your mind, by recommending books you wouldn’t have considered otherwise.
|Dashiell of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kan.|
They see nothing wrong with having a five-foot tall TBR* stack.
Who else can you use a literary pun with and have them think it’s funny?
They’ll special order pretty much any book you want.
They let you serve wine at book signings.
The events they host are a vital part of community life.
*To Be Read
And if there isn’t one located near you, consider ordering from an out-of-town store and having it shipped. You can find bookstores or place orders across the country at either www.indiebound.org or www.bookshop.org. Shop local, shop books!