I have loved the Vero Beach Book Center ever since I discovered them several years ago when I first came to town. There are many reasons for me to be grateful for this wonderful store. Here are a few:
Their home is in this beautiful pink building:
A Sea Turtle greets patrons at the Vero Beach Book Center.
The Children’s Store is within the main store:
A reading dolphin is the logo of the Children’s Store!
Inside, there is lovely writing on the walls:
The writing on the wall rhymes!
The entire second floor is devoted to children and young adults:
Isn’t this a cheerful spot?
They have a stage that looks like the ocean and is decorated with bright fish:
I do love the combo of books and fish!
This time of year there is an Angel Tree in the Children’s Store; patrons can shop for books and the Vero Beach Book Center will coordinate giving the books to children:
That’s Santa behind the tree!
They have a fabulous staff of committed professionals. This is lovely Suzann Pezzetti, Manager of the Children’s Store with the display that she and her team put together before my first-ever book event last April:
This display was a surprise that I discovered when I visited the Children’s Store just after GONE FISHING released.
Promotions coordinator Cynthia Callendar invited me to participate in celebrating the Environmental Learning Center’s 25th anniversary. Here is the event posted on the Book Center’s marquis:
This was another surprise – a friend told me she had seen this sign and I had to drive by to see for myself.
This is what the GONE FISHING book display looked like the night of our event:
I love the old-fashioned trunk used in this book display. It reminds me of a treasure chest.
Each week, staff from the Vero Beach Book Center lists coming authors and their best sellers in the local newspaper. Because of their enthusiasm for GONE FISHING, I’ve opened the paper many times during the past several months to see something like this:
Vero Beach Book Center is responsible for me knowing what it feels like to have a best selling book.
From my days as a pre-published author scouting new releases to my first book events, the team at the Vero Beach Book Center has consistently delighted and surprised me with their warmth, creativity, thoughtfulness, and commitment to books and reading. It’s a real honor to work with them.
If you are ever in the neighborhood, I encourage you to stop by. If you like bookstores, (and I’m guessing that you do) I think you’ll love the Vero Beach Book Center!
Vero Beach Book Center is located at:
392 Miracle Mile (21st Street)
Vero Beach, FL 32960
They are open Monday through Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm