Since working [at Green Bean Books,] I never know who’s going to drop by our store. Alexis Smith stopped by to shop and even signed her book Glaciers for us. Monday morning had John Stephens (The Emerald Atlas and The Fire Chronicle) coming in to check out our store, which was a nice surprise. Christopher Healy read from his fun middle reader novel The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.
The big event we had recently was Wordstock- Portland’s annual literary festival. I was impressed by how fun and creative they got during this go around- especially the Little Word area for kids! We got to see just how excited the kids were visiting us and our neighboring exhibitors as they read to the dogs, sat in for a reading of their favorite authors, and picked out their prizes after completing their scavenger hunt- as well as doing countless other activities!
We enjoyed sharing our book recommendations with people stopping by our tables and it was a real treat meeting authors who stopped by to sign copies of their books! Tad Hills (How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story) even drew a special piece for our store!
-excerpt, October 15, 2012
It’s Wordstock Weekend again!
I’m really excited for Gene Luen Yang to come to the festival again even though I’ll be at the store the day of his workshop. Here’s a shelftalker I made for his latest books, Boxers & Saints.
And I wanted to take this time to give a shout out to Kellie from Walden Pond Press whose passion for her job is wonderful and contagious. She goes above and beyond what’s expected of her and that’s why I want to read everything from Walden Pond Press!