The bookstore mentioned in the above linked article brings kittens to the store in hopes they will be adopted. There is an adoption fee, but it includes all vaccinations and the kittens are all healthy.
I loved seeing the little kittens among the books. I could have done without the earwax removal commercials all throughout the article, though.
Puppies were mentioned later in the article, but it seems that they aren’t in the bookstore. This is probably a wise idea.
This year, April 25 is national independent bookstore day. Last year I did a tour of some of the local independent bookstores, but I did then over a few weeks, instead of in one day. This year, I hope to branch out a bit more and visit some a little further away. I’ll see how I feel when the time comes, and if they are having anything fun going on.
The above linked article tells about how the day helped out sales for the bookstore. I hope to help out sales a bit, but I need to read some of the books I already own, so I’ll have room.
The above linked article tells about a travelling bookstore in France. The owner tows it around the country, giving people access to books who wouldn’t have had them otherwise. He also lives in the trailer.
The article also discusses the logistics of making the trailer not top heavy. It seems like fun, but I wouldn’t want to tow a trailer on windy roads.
About a month ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and was browsing events at one of the local independent bookstores. When I woke up fully, the next morning, I found that I had apparently registered for an event, and purchased two books! Thankfully, it was for a day that I didn’t have anything on the calendar.
I knew nothing about the author, and didn’t really have an idea about what the books were about, but, they were books.
The night before the event, I received an email with instructions, and reminding me that it was just a book signing, not an author talk.
I headed out early to the event and decided to visit a library that I hadn’t been inside. I dropped off some library books and looked around. I ended up interviewing the security guard. They put security into 8 branches starting in January. Interesting. Nice guy to chat with.
I took myself to dinner nearby and put the leftovers in my car. I headed to the bookstore from there.
I arrived at the event and got in line. The line was very long even though I arrived almost a half hour early. It moved fairly quickly for the number of people in the line.
I received my books and a bonus book with little games to play while waiting. I didn’t read it since I was busy people and book watching.
I was mentally shopping, but was being good, since I’m not supposed to be shopping until I get some of my book stack books completed. I did take some photos to put on my tbr list.
When I got to the front of the line, the author took my books to sign and started chatting. She spotted my sweatshirt which said, “don’t take me to a bookstore unless you’re willing to drag me out.” She told me with a sweatshirt like that, I must have a book recommendation for her. I recommended City of Girls to her. She had it and was planning on reading it soon.
I had my photo taken with the author and her boyfriend. Then I headed out on my way.