I had a great time meeting new readers at Boas & Tiaras (organized by Fresh Fiction) last Saturday and will share more pics in my Newsletter next week. So, make sure you’re signed up. 😊
Half a table scrunched my 7 books! 🙂
This Saturday, March 15, I’m heading east again. This time to McKinney, TX for a Texas Authors’ sponsored book event. Check out Book Festival Network for an event near you. http://bookfestival.network/
Hope to see some of you in McKinney.
You’ve probably seen the news that Barnes & Nobel has been bought. Unsettling news for authors and readers. Either the new guy will straighten things out or the store will die. (My first e-reader was a Nook, so I would personally find this sad.)
That being said, I’ve recently come across several local, independent bookstores in town. This may be an opportunity for more locals to bubble up.
The first one my husband heard about. Leaves Book & Tea Shop http://www.leavesbookandteashop.com/ is in the near Southside in a tiny shopping center. They have an eclectic collection of books and lots of very creative teas. (So you get the name—tea leaves and leaves of a book. 😊)
A second one I just learned about Saturday at Boas & Tiaras. It’s on West 7th not far from my daughter’s Pilates Studio. It’s called Monkey & Dog. http://monkeyanddogbooks.com/ Lot’s kid oriented stuff, but they have local authors do book signings. Hey, I’m a local author. 😊
The third new local bookstore has its grand opening on Saturday, June 22. Commonplace Books. https://www.westbendfw.com/portfolio-item/commonplace-books/commonplace-books-westbend-fort-worth/ It’s located on University in the WestBend area. The mother store is in Oklahoma City.
I wish all these local bookstores well. We need a variety of authors, books, readers & ways to read to get the most people reading possible. Our world will be a better place if more folks read.
Lastly, I want to share three reviews for my latest book, ACT OF SURVIVAL. If you’ve read the book (or any book), please consider leaving a review. They are so important. I’m so grateful to Janet, Susan, and Jo-Ann for these. Thanks, gals.
Yes!! I made your blog, Marsha!! I’m looking forward to hearing all about Boas and Tiaras in your newsletter. Looks like you are finding lots of book/author opportunities! As you said, our world will be a better place if more folks read. Always enjoy your posts. 🙂
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Hey, Susan. Yes, things seem to come in waves. Of course, we both have books recently out. They’ll come a time, I won’t be doing much of this kind of thing and will hopefully be writing again. 🙂 Thanks so very much for stopping by and for sharing. 🙂
it’s wonderful that there are so many bookish events in your area, Marsha, as well as independent bookshops. I heard Barnes and Noble has been bought by Waterstones, a chain in the UK. Waterstones reinvented themselves a few years back and they’ve given all their stores an individual feel. They don’t look at all like a chain, and the Waterstones near me is one of my favourite bookshops. They’ve taken on a massive challenge, but I hope they succeed and keep the bookshops (bookstores) flourishing.
Best of luck at your next event!
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Hey, Helena. I’d heard this was a British Company. So good to hear first hand of their success. We can only wish them well with B & N. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing that good news. 🙂