Eighty four writers discuss their home away from home in this salute to favorite independent bookstores. My Bookstore is a fun read for avid book-a-holics. I was ready to pack my bags and visit all of them after perusing this book.
"A bookstore often serves as the anchor for the community in which we all live and work - the place that introduces us to new authors and ideas and that sets our children on a path to becoming lifelong readers and lovers of books." (cover blurb)
A sampling of authors and bookstores include: Isabel Allende/ Book Passage Corte Madera CA; Dave Eggers/Green Apple Books San Francisco CA; Louise Erdrich/Magers & Quinn Minneapolis MN; Larry Kane/Chester County Books West Chester PA and many more. Each essay is a treat.
"The entire collection is a joyful celebration of our beloved bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops." (cover blurb)
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.