Spotlight on Bookstores: *The Depot Bookstore and Cafe* in Mill Valley, California

Today’s Spotlight on Bookstores post is written by Michelle Richmond, whose latest novel, No One You Know, will be available in paperback on May 19, 2009.  She is also the author of the New York Times best-seller, Year of Fog.  Michelle shares with us the story of a night at The Depot Bookstore and Cafe, [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Kepler’s Books* in Menlo Park, California


Today’s Spotlight post is written by Meg Waite Clayton ,  author of  the national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters , which is just out in paperback. Bookreporter calls The Wednesday Sisters a “stirring novel” that “will appeal not just to those who secretly wish to be writers, but to anyone with a love of great books; anyone who [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts

You know how they say “you can’t go home again” ?  Well, when it comes to the Harvard Book Store, “they” are wrong!

Today I’m going to share a little about one of my favorite bookstores.  Now, usually I don’t say favorite in these Spotlight posts, I just want to highlight what makes each store special, [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: Book People in Austin, Texas

Do you know Iliana from Bookgirl’s Nightstand ?  Her blog has archives going back to June of 2004 – yes, she’s been keeping a book blog for almost five years!  Aside from her prolific writing of book reviews, book lists, and thoughtful comments, she manages Bookgirl’s Studio an Esty shop [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Urban Think!* in Orlando, Florida

I recently discovered Sandy and her blog, You’ve GOTTA Read This!  She’s been blogging for about six months, is having a lot of fun with it, has joined several reading challenges and been given an impressive number of awards from fellow bloggers.  Sandy quit the corporate life 4 1/2 years ago to stay home with her [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Book Passage* in Corte Madera, California


I almost want to ask you to skip this intro, read the guest post, then guess which blogger wrote it.  If you want to try, skip down, now!!  Her personality shines right thru the words, as if she’s talking to you.  Yes, it’s Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?  Her blog is full of humor, [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: “Most Interesting Bookstores of the World”

I’ve been behind on scheduling posts for the Spotlight on Bookstores series; I’m planning to pick this up again on a weekly basis now that a couple of big family projects are behind us!

In the meantime, Margot at Joyfully Retired sent me a link to the most interesting bookstores of the world that you can [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Politics and Prose* in Washington, DC

Today’s Spotlight on Bookstores comes to us from Serena Agusto-Cox at Savvy Verse and Wit.  Her blog, a regular stop on my daily reading, is ”dedicated to all literary and poetic works” and offers “critiques, reviews, editorial hints, and insights.”  She is co-hosting the War Through the Generations reading challenge.  Serena is a published poet whose work has [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol, California

Have you met Margot at Joyfully Retired?  She says that since she and her husband have retired she now has “the time to indulge myself in books, family, travel, food, travel or whatever.”  I have to smile because even though books come first in the list, it’s clear from her blog that family is first in her [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: a unique look at *The Tattered Cover* in Denver

Guest blogger Caitlin Hamilton Summie shares a very special perspective on The Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver.  Caitlin lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.  She works with Unbridled Books to promote new and emerging voices in fiction, work of which she is especially proud.