Debbie Reed Fischer, author of Braless in Wonderland, has two favorite bookstores, and we're including them both here because we're proud of Debbie's willingness to own her love for the BIG guys. A good reminder that there are amazing people in every corner of bookland. And we appreciate all of them!
There are two bookstores that rock my world. The first is Books and Books in South Miami. Every time I go there, I feel like I'm walking into a party, which is often the case. The bookstore is U-shaped, with the inside of the U being an outdoor courtyard with a bar and tables. Whenever a book launch takes place, there's a band, hor d'ouerves (often Cuban pastelitos), always the sense of celebration. There's nothing better than a night visit to Books and Books: first, you browse on the hard wood floors inside, buy your books, then hit the courtyard for a glass of wine, a little salsa music and a warm tropical breeze all year round.
I also like a certain Plantation Barnes and Noble with the greatest CRM in the community, Susan Boyd. Her store is centrally located between three counties, and she really supports Florida authors. Susan has a way about her that brings the author community together so that we all support each other and come out for each other's signings.