As I sipped my morning coffee last week, I scanned my Facebook news feed. After squeeing over a kitten picture or two, I came across a blog post from an author I follow regarding independent bookstores.
The full blog post I read is below:
I encourage you to read the entire post if you have time. The gist I got from it speaks on promoting your local indie bookstores. This article somehow penetrated my sleep-fogged brain.
As I make an effort to buy the work of independent authors and artists, the post struck a chord with me. And I realized—to my shock—that I have never shouted about my support for local bookstores.
I read a lot of work by indie authors. (Also I read work from large publishers and the back of cereal boxes. Everything, really.) Since I’ve been published, three bookstores that I know of here in Charlotte have closed.
One of the survivors is Park Road Books. Park Road was where I had my first book signing back in 2010.
If you’re ever in Charlotte, stop by and say hello. If you’re not in the area, you can visit them here: www.parkroadbooks.com
Or check out this link to find your local bookstore and support your favorite independent authors: http://www.indiebound.org/