My favorite indie bookstores

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I love independent bookstores. Who doesn’t? The curated selection! The friendly booksellers! The atmosphere! I miss a lot about life outside my house, and dawdling through a bookstore with a coffee and my baby in a stroller ranks pretty high on my list. (I’m gonna cry through writing this one, aren’t I). It’s only natural that some of my favorite indies are in Baltimore, where I currently live. There’s the…


Greetings from your friendly neighborhood danger extrovert!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In college, I had a summer job at the Latham Circle Mall Waldenbooks (of blessed memory). The manager made me a keyholder, so I was tasked with getting to the mall early, opening the rattling grate, turning on all the lights and setting up the registers. If I did that fast enough, I then had twenty minutes to put away newly-delivered books. Sometimes—just sometimes—I’d leave a tiny little gap in…


Escape from New York: 5 Things To Love About Kent, Connecticut

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I live in New York City. And as everyone knows, New York is one of the most wonderful, loud, smelly, crowded, lovely, hideous, chaotic, sweaty, hip, annoying, exciting, cool places to be in the whole world. I love it. And I also occasionally hate it. And when I just plain can’t stand it anymore and need a break (and everyone needs a break from time to time), I go to Kent, Connecticut…


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Okay, so it’s been a few weeks now since one Shelly King had her awesome debut — and she’s been busy traveling the globe and signing copies of the beloved tome for her adoring public. (Or maybe just chilling at home and marveling at being a PUBLISHED AUTHOR who can now work on the sofa in her PJs! Yay Shelly! Go Shelly!) But if you still haven’t managed to pick…


Deb Eleanor’s Book(store) Report

In traveling to support The Weird Sisters, I’ve been in a lot of bookstores over the past few months, not only for appearances, but for stock signings (where an author comes to the store to sign the copies they have on hand), interviews, and a few moments of respite in all the hubbub. There’s been a lot of doom and gloom about the fate of books and publishing and bookstores…

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Groucho Marx, Grilled Cheese and Me, by Deb Kristina

Hi there, I’m Kristina. Often known as Kris. I’m an author, a journalist, a wife and mother, and (twice) an amateur stage actress (more on that another time.) I play the violin, though not seriously, these days. I’m a sometime bookseller for my local indie bookstore, Schuler Books and Music. I’m co-editor for fiction at Literary Mama. I own a dog, though I’m not a dog person (more on that…

Monday, September 1, 2008

Beat Me, Whip Me, Send Me on Book Tour by Deb Lisa Daily

The business of publishing can really knock the wind out of you. There are dozens of people involved in turning a big stack of paper into a book — the writer, agents, editors, publicists, marketing people, print managers, sales people and tons of support staff. But sometimes it feels like the loneliest gig in the world. If it’s your first book, you probably won’t go on tour. You probably won’t…

Wednesday, June 4, 2008