Friday, September 11, 2009

Spunkiness in the Book Business

It takes some bold individuals to start an independent bookstore of any sort at this time in history. All Booked Up not only opened this past May, but after only four months in business, they moved down the street to a larger location. The place sells gently used and antiquarian books and collectibles. It has the feel of a Victorian house and is located in the turn-of-the-previous-century historic district of the little downtown.

Congratulations to booksellers Janice Monaco & Shiloh Burnam, and thanks for creating this delightful spot.

BTW, I'll be giving a wee talk there this coming Monday night at 7:30, focusing on my novel Sister India. Fly in if you can.



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7 comments:

kenju said...

I'd love to be there, but we have other plans. I do love used bookstores, though, so I am sure to check that one out eventually.

Debra W said...

Gosh, Peggy, don't tempt me! I would love to fly in to hear you talk about Sister India!

Independent bookstores are the best! They exude a feeling that just doesn't exist in the chains.

Peggy Payne said...

Thanks, Debbie and Kenju. This bookstore is charming and intriguing even by the demanding of used and independent stores. Will strive to say something worthy of the space.

Debra W said...

How did it go?

Greta said...

@#%^&! I just read this blog (the 15th), so I missed it. I've signed up for their newsletter so maybe I'll catch you the next time.

Peggy Payne said...

Do go by the All Booked Up store, Greta. They have a lot of fascinating stuff.

Peggy Payne said...

It was a small but very interesting and engaged group, Debbie. And quite a few books sold.