Today over at SISTERS IN CRIME there is a strong appeal to support local, independent bookstores.
One great example of an author who does this well is John Scalzi . He has a great idea for supporting his local bookstore, and making autographed books available to his readers. Everybody wins.
I wonder why more authors don’t do that. They would have the undying devotion of the booksellers, and the reading public. They wouldn’t even have to do this year round. One month a year would be a great start.
New Year’s resolution, beginning about six weeks early, buy form my local, independent booksellers. I already do that for Children’s books and I need to do it for my Mystery and SF/F books as well.
Hmmmmm.....Christmas shopping starts for me on Monday, and I have these stores bookmarked and ready for my ordering.
Do you have favorite independent bookstore? Do you hunt through a favorite used bookstore? Do you seek out a bookstore on vacation?
You ARE giving books for presents this year, aren’t you? What book do you want to receive as a gift?