Slice of Life Post: We’re getting a new Bookstore


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Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with another Slice of Life Post.  I’m so excited to announce we’re getting an Indie Bookstore in the area.

I just found out about it this last weekend and it gives me hope for the future. I’m hoping it not only survives but thrives. I love the idea of an independent bookstore. I always imagined myself owning my own store. Do you remember the movie “You’ve got mail?” Meg Ryan played the part of the bookstore owner and I totally identified with her.

I love books. I remember when I lived closer to a Barnes and Noble. I’d go there and spend hours browsing and reading. It was a way to relieve stress. Now, I don’t have that luxury because I have kids, and I’ve moved too far away from that store.

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The owners have a refreshing attitude, too. It’s so nice that a business wants to come in and be a part of the community.  I’m hoping they’ll carry my books. I find the independent stores are more willing to work with Indie authors than some of the larger chains. I find that very interesting.

I’ve also heard rumblings in the blogosphere that some of the major booksellers aren’t doing as well as expected. Could this new bookstore be the wave of the future? I’ve heard there’s a resurgence of the Independent bookstore. Check out this blog post from “Books and Mortar” and draw your own conclusions.

Books and Mortar

How about you, do you like browsing through a bookstore, spending hours just reading and checking out books? Tell me what your favorite bookstore is. Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.

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About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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16 Responses to Slice of Life Post: We’re getting a new Bookstore

  1. sharonledwith says:

    Love the movie, ‘You’ve got mail’! Here’s hoping your new bookstore thrives and works with local authors. Do I see a book signing event in your near future, Lisa? Enjoy browsing! Cheers!

  2. Adrienne says:

    I live in Portland and have several Powells to choose from. I love that they inter shelve new and used. I can spend whole days there.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Adrienne! You sound like me. I love getting lost in a bookstore. I’ve never heard of Powells, they must not be in the midwest. Maybe they’ll branch out one of these days. 🙂

  3. arjeha says:

    Congratulations on getting a new book store. Our closest – BAM and B & N are about an hour away. I never leave empty handed when we go.

  4. Lisa, I love little book stores that are homey and comfortable. A beloved professor of mine, Frank Hodge, owned a fantastic bookstore in Albany, NY that closed. So many people were upset about that because it was a place to frequent and have wonderful conversations with Frank about books and authors. Lisa, thanks for reminding me of the wonder of independent bookstores. If you believe in kismet, as I am writing I get a Facebook comment about Frank Hodge who is celebrating his 80th birthday today.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      How awesome is that, Carol! I do believe in Kismet and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that you’re writing about Frank and he’s celebrating his 80th birthday today. Yes, I love independent bookstores,too. They’re almost their own little community aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by and sharing your memory with us!

  5. Bernadette says:

    Hi Lisa, We have two Indie books stores in our little town and I support them every chance I get. They are so special and hopeful. I wonderful if all book lovers fantasize about owning a book store? I know I did.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Bernadette! I think all book lovers dream of owning their own store. Just like you this was one of my daydreams, too. I hope this new one succeeds. I know I’ll be stopping in there a lot. 🙂

  6. Dana Murphy says:

    I love independent book stores. They are so fun and charming.

  7. Tara Smith says:

    Oh, that is fabulous! We need to keep these bookstores in business – they are always such inviting and nourishing places.

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