|Do you recognize these shelves?|
So, why not share all that bookstore love on my blog? It is infinitely more interesting than talking about myself!
I am particularly fond of tiny little stores that cram books into every possible nook and cranny, and rambling bookstores in oddly-shaped buildings. But what I love most are bookstores that hang review cards and staff recommendations from the shelves. Nobody does that better than BookPeople in Austin, Texas.
|It's the lovely Teen Lit section at BookPeople! See all the little review tags |
placed at eye level? (They were on a lower shelf in the middle grade section!)
|Don't you just love the little mask on the Smoke & Bone review, |
and the heart for Paper Valentine?
|Oooh… three favorites in a row.|
|And here's a close-up of the review for Amy McNamara's |
gorgeous novel, LOVELY, DARK & DEEP.
Spot any favorites? I could spend hours in this store, reading all the beautifully illustrated (and laminated!) reviews. I'm just looking for reasons to travel to Austin again so I can see what's on the shelves there now. Maybe someone will send me a photo? (Hint, hint.)
I'll be posting more of my own bookstore love in the weeks ahead, and inviting some author friends to share theirs, too. But now, I must dash to my local indie to pick up a stack of books I ordered. (And take photos, of course. They're next up on Bookstore Love!)