This week’s celebration post is a continuation of my Thanks and Giving post.
I celebrate being a bookseller and working at a wonderful children’s bookstore in Portland- Green Bean Books. It’s been incredibly busy lately and I love it. I thrive on moments like these where I can connect the books with their readers.
Our customers are awesome. They let us know that they enjoy our recommendations and they bring their whole family and friends at our store. They share other great books they’ve read recently. Then there are those I feel are kindred spirits.
My boss is awesome, too, not just because she brought pumpkin pie, but because without her vision, there wouldn’t be this wonderland of a bookstore. Plus, she’s so creative and I think I’ve become more creative just by being around her. She’s also awfully nice. She approached me recently and asked if we can donate our upcoming gift-wrapping donation drive to Mercy Corps to help those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.
It seems appropriate that this meme falls on Small Business Saturday and Indies First because we need local independent bookstores so our love of reading can be nourished and enriched!
What’s your favorite local indie bookstore?
UPDATED 11/30: It was another incredible day at Green Bean Books, made even more spectacular by the fact it was Indies First. We had YA author Kari Luna at our store in the afternoon recommending books. She did a great job. And customers were pleasantly surprised to have an author handsell them titles!
A massive thanks goes to Sherman Alexie for initiating this whole thing! He’s my new literary hero!