I love the Bookworm in Omaha, NE.
When I moved to Omaha about 7 years ago, we found the Bookworm pretty quickly. It just oozes coziness and warmth.
This is what you’re welcomed with when you first enter:
You can bring your pets in on a leash (but I will personally be angry if they eat all the cookies. Just saying.)
You can meet super famous authors here at author signings:
Here’s me and Ally Condie at a book signing! Okay, okay. It’s not real. And it’s a little creepy. But I swear, I was at that book signing and I accidentally deleted the photo of both of us from my iPhone. Also, my smile isn’t usually that crooked. Anywho…
You can hang out at the YA display near the front door and drool a little.
And the whole basement level is dedicated to kid lit!
You can discover this little nook of loveliness in the children’s department.
Isn’t it cute? It’s painted on the inside to look exactly like Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown!
And that’s not all. The Bookworm is home to over 100 book clubs. There is free gift wrapping (because let’s be honest–a gift-wrapped book causes way more gift-anticipation-drool than a book in a bag, right?) and there’s the Baker’s Dozen program. For every 12 books you buy, you receive credit for one free book (average price of the 12 books you just bought).
Oh, and this great coffeeshop, The Village Grinder, is actually attached. Caffeine and good books! What could be better?
So that’s my ode to the Bookworm, my favorite indie bookseller. I’ll be having my book launch there in January and I can’t wait. Also, any orders of CONTROL from the Bookworm will be signed. Just a little perk of supporting my favorite indie. 🙂
Don’t forget to check out our giveaway page!
I’ll be giving away a finished copy of CONTROL sent out from the Bookworm, and the other members of the Class of 2k13 are all honoring their favorite indie bookstores by doing the same with all of our debut books!
Do you have a favorite indie bookstore? Tell me in the comments!