Photo Album: Rhode Island Author Fair

I participated in the Rhode Island Author Fair for the first time yesterday, and what an event! Hats off to the organizers for this extremely well planned and promoted book show, which took place at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Here are a few photos from the fabulous day. Unfortunately, I always forget to take pictures … Continue reading Photo Album: Rhode Island Author Fair

Book Tour Photo Album

Today's post might only be of interest to my mother and my boyfriend, but I've been too busy the past week to write an article for the blog so I'm going to post a bunch of pictures from my Horseshoes and Hand Grenades promotional tour. Here's a sampling of pix from recent media interviews and … Continue reading Book Tour Photo Album

Indie Bookstore Week: Tatnuck Booksellers

Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough, Massachusetts—the largest independent bookstore in new England—has undergone several major transitions in its 43-year existence. When I first moved to Central Mass. in 1994, I remember people raving about “the bookstore” to go to, Tatnuck on Chandler Street in Worcester. Photo from the American Booksellers Association That wasn't the original Tatnuck, … Continue reading Indie Bookstore Week: Tatnuck Booksellers

Indie Bookstore Week: Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester

annie's book stop of worcester bookstore front

Independent bookstore Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester has a storied history that goes far beyond the town limits of Massachusetts’ second-largest city. The store, located at 65 James Street in Worcester, is part of a chain that once boasted 70 used bookstores, all dedicated to encouraging book reading and book swapping. Today there are eleven … Continue reading Indie Bookstore Week: Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester

Welcome to Indie Bookstore Week

young girl in local independent bookstore

Independent, local bookstores are holding their own in this digital age, which should make us all very happy. Browsing online has its allure, but nothing beats the tactile reward of running your finger over a new release’s embossed cover or flipping through the pages of a potential purchase. Bookstores even smell good! Indie booksellers are … Continue reading Welcome to Indie Bookstore Week