Spotlight on Bookstores: *The Book Barn* in Niantic, Connecticut

Today’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by author Sarah Pekkanen, whose debut novel Way Beyond Compare will be published by Atria next year.  Visit Sarah’s website to read more about her and her writing, and to sign up for her monthly newsletter.  I look forward to the day this arrives in my inbox each month, [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Barnes and Noble at Jordan Creek Mall* in West Des Moines, Iowa

Today’s *Spotlight on Bookstores* is written by Ann Bibby, a writer who blogs at her own space, anniegirl1138 and at 50 something Moms.  In addition to spending too much time on the Internet, she is a wife and mom and a great yogina, in her own mind.  New to book reviewing, she is enjoying the chance to indulge [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Grass Roots Books* in Corvallis, Oregon

Today’s “Spotlight on Bookstores” is written by John Addiego, author of The Islands of Divine Music.  John calls this essay “A Special Bookstore”; I think his opening comments echo the way many book-lovers feel in today’s economy.  It’s an apt thesis, illustrated by his Spotlight on Grass Roots Books & Music.

I will admit to being [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Three Lives & Company* in New York, NY

Diana Spechler, author of Who By Fire, shares a bit about Three Lives & Company in New York’s West Village; you’ll find Who By Fire on the shelves at Three Lives and wherever fine books are sold! 

When my first novel hit the shelves last month, a sales rep from my publishing house and I went [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Mondadori* in Milan, Italy

We have our second international “Spotlight on Bookstores” today!  Swapna, from S. Krishna’s Books has written about a store she and her husband visited during their recent honeymoon in Rome, and a special souvenir she purchased there.  As lovely as the bookshop sounds, I especially liked reading about her husband’s take [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Barter Books* in Alnwick, Northumberland, England

I’m so excited to have our first international Spotlight on Bookstores post!  This is written by Cathy at Kittling: Books.  Cathy’s tagline says “where I sit down with a nice cuppa and read anything that strikes my fancy!”  Anything is quite a variety of books, including a lot of crime fiction.  Aside from reading, her [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores (or lack thereof) in the Bahamas ... or

We were on vacation last week, taking the kids on a 4-night Disney Cruise from Pt. Canaveral to Nassau and Disney’s “private island”, plus a day at sea.  The trip was fantastic, and I’ll dish a little about it in this post.  I thought that since we were stopping in Nassau, I’d find a cute [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Powell’s City of Books* in Portland, Oregon

This week’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by Jill at Fizzy Thoughts.  If she’s not one of your regular blog stops, she should be!  Lots of great reviews, other bookish chat, fun ramblings about roaming the globe, and did I mention she has a book giveaway each Friday?!  Jill says “My [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Rainy Day Books* in Fairway, Kansas

                                        Today’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by Shana at Literarily.  A stay-at-home mom of three, Shana is addicted to books, running and chocolate.  She moved back to her small Midwestern hometown four years ago and those addictions have saved her sanity on many an occasion.  Shana has a degree in accounting and spent several years working [...]

Guest Post and Spotlight on Bookstores by Kathleen McCleary, author of *House & Home*

In an interview on the Voice website, Kathleen McCleary indicates that Coffee@home, Ellen Flanagan’s coffee-and-home-funishings shop in the novel House & Home, is based on a local independent coffee shop in Virginia.  I wondered if “Hole in the Wall Books”, a setting in the novel,  had roots in a real bookstore.  Kathleen offered to write a guest [...]