This past Thursday, October 8th, I went looking for a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. It was my intention to get it from my local library but the fact that I was 126th on the waiting list made me nervous. I have to read it for an on air book review that I started on the radio show I host with a few friends (The show is called The Press KIT with Inga O & Co. on WRFG 89.3 FM. More info on that to come). So once I confirmed that the library system was not a viable option I went to find a book store nearby. I just didn’t want to get in my car and go back to the familiar Barnes and Noble so I went for a walk and stumbled upon the Little Shop of Stories. A Quaint book store that is tucked away in the local square. I completely forgot about it and upon entering I was immediately reminded why I love patronizing independent book stores. Justin gave the right level of information about the store and its features and guided me to the book I came for. As I perused other titles I was informed that the Little Shop of Stories both carried and hosted author book signings. I love autographed books! As I walked around, looking at what seemed to be every book, I was informed that there was an author talk that night and it was complementary.
After listening to Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti share the process and the characters that created Zeros, the first in a Trilogy I was sold. I ran downstairs, bought a copy and got in line to get it signed. How could I resist a bunch of misfits with modern superpowers? This will be one for the on-air radio book club.
Tips On Getting Books Autographed:
Books that only have the authors signature and are not personalized are more valuable.
I ask all authors to put an inspirational word in the book along with their signature
I do not EVER lend my autographed books out (or my hard cover books either for that matter) not everyone takes care of books or worse they may never come home again.
There is nothing like a good book. Go to your local library, they need our support. Go to an independent book seller they need our support too. Get into a good read and please share your favorite titles with me!
I thought you should know!