It’s tough to sell books.
That’s one of the huge lessons from my debut year. The whole book-selling world is huge and confusing and IMPORTANT. Which is why I’ve never been so grateful for those independent bookstores, this year more than ever.
Luckily I live in New York where I have a lot of indie haunts to choose from for my favorite. We have the beautiful children’s bookstore Books of Wonder in Chelsea where a bunch of Lucky 13s and I had an even just last week.
But my favorite bookstore is an adorable shop tucked uptown on the East Side: The Corner Bookstore! This is a classic bookstore, open since 1978, and beautiful inside and out.
They host great events, including a book party for ME, HIM, THEM AND IT back in March!
They also have great, creative services such as same-day delivery to buildings in the neighborhood and custom book basket sales for birthday and graduation gifts. But my favorite thing is that they recruit neighborhood kids to review their children’s selection and twice a year they publish The Corner Bookstore’s Kids Newsletter, by Kids, for Kids. What a great way to breed more thankfulness for our neighborhood independent bookstores!