Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Best Bookstores (Part 4)
So, we've got so many favorite bookstores, I'm spilling over into 2 posts a day, because THAT'S how much we authors love our booksellers!!
This afternoon, Barrie Summy , author of the super delightful middle-grade novel I So Don't Do Mysteries, is giving up the skinny on her favorite:
Have you ever visited THE YELLOW BOOK ROAD bookstore in San Diego? It’s an amazing, rocking, cool children’s bookstore.
Does it have thousands and thousands and thousands of great books? Yes.
And all kinds of fun teacher-ish supplies that’ll launch kids into a life filled with the love of reading? Yes.
Does it do great author signings? Yes.
Are there Friday and Saturday story times? Yes.
Is there a shelf of free ARCs? Yes.
Does it have a wonderful website where you can order scads of super stuff? Yes.
Does it have decent parking and a yummy chicken restaurant nearby? Yes.
And what else does it have that makes it the rockingest bookstore around?
The people who work there know EVERYTHING! Seriously. Every single store employee also works or has worked for the schools. The owners, Kristin and Mary? Two intrepid teachers!
And what do you get when put people with a ton of knowledge about kids and curriculum and teaching and books in a bookstore? People who know EVERYTHNG!
A shout-out (in alpha order) to the people who KNOW IT ALL: Alin, Anne, Beth, Budd, Janine, Kristin, Marci, Mary and Tamyka
We love the sound of this, almost as much as we LOVE a good chicken restaurant. Maybe tomorrow, Barrie will tell us more about THAT!