Diary of a Bookseller, Fiction, Non-Fiction

Jólabókaflóð

One of my new favorite traditions, both personally and at the store, is Jólabókaflóð - the Icelandic tradition of giving books to your family on Christmas Eve and curling up with warm socks and hot chocolate and spending the evening reading together. Below are my suggestions for your own personal Jólabókaflóð, and are also on… Continue reading Jólabókaflóð

Biography, Diary of a Bookseller, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Memoir/Autobiography, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Sociology, STEM

Holiday Gift Picks

Every year at the bookstore I work at, I have everyone choose a few books from the year to highlight as their top gift choices, as well as a selection of backpack backlist titles for our annual Jolabokaflod display (Jolabokaflod post will be next week). Below are my eight choices for the holidays with their… Continue reading Holiday Gift Picks

Diary of a Bookseller

The Art of the Author Event

Diary of a Bookseller, Day 2 One of my favorite parts of my job at a local independent bookstore is hosting author events. Sometimes, this is also the most stressful part of my job. We've hosted events for everyone from our local self-published picture book authors to national, and international, bestsellers. And each and every… Continue reading The Art of the Author Event

Diary of a Bookseller

How to Publish… Advice from Your Local Indie Bookstore

At least once a week, someone will walk through the doors of the bookstore, or send us an email, asking us to have an event with them or carry their books because they're now published! And they're so excited. And then we ask who their publisher is. And they say Createspace. And we say, sorry,… Continue reading How to Publish… Advice from Your Local Indie Bookstore