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My Favorite Indie in Delaware, OH!

Yes, that’s right. There’s a city called Delaware in the state of Ohio. And every time I say I’m going there (which is fairly often because it’s where the boyfriend lives) some fellow 1990’s alum says, “Hi… uh… I’m in… Delaware.” And If you don’t get that, you’re not really 90’s.

My indie is Fundamentals, a parent / teacher bookstore that caters entirely to children and young adult readers and learners. Fundamentals has been a huge supporter of mine since my debut. Not only have they hosted a signing for me at their store, but they’ve also handled off-site sales for me on two separate occasions, so far – hopefully with more to come in the future!

As an author I can tell that they are flexible, easygoing professionals who hand sell my book like true book lovers. I’ve been contacted by so many people online who tell me that the owner is the one who steered them to Not A Drop to Drink, and you can’t buy that kind of promotion.

As a reader I could spend hours in the store, browsing the shelves (for sure) but also just talking with the owner and staff. These people know books – they know what’s current, have an encyclopedic knowledge of what has gone before, and are keeping tabs on what will be here soon.

They know good books. And I am so glad that I know them.

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The Omaha Bookworm: My Favorite Indie Bookseller

bookwormoutsideI 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:

cookiesCookies, FTW.

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!

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