This week I’m celebrating some Bookstore Happenings- and other things.
I am constantly amazed and flattered when people want to pick my brain regarding books and the book industry. I love sharing my knowledge but I do get intimidated since it’s really not that intensive.
Nothing is sweeter to hear for booksellers than to hear that our recommendations have been hits. If we’re able to turn a reluctant or casual reader into a lifelong lover of books, that means we’re doing something right. Lately I’ve been super fortunate to hear these kinds of responses from a handful of people and I don’t know what I ever did to have such a great job and to be in contact with so many great people!
We were thrilled to have a special bilingual English/Japanese story time for The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome with authors Lori Dengler and Amya Miller and illustrator Amy Uyeki. Click on the title or the image below to read my review of the picture book.
The next two aren’t bookstore related but I still wanted to celebrate them.
A couple of my friends and I watched a stage production of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. I wasn’t really familiar with the story. I really enjoyed the style of it where the narrative texts are spoken out loud as dialogue and sometimes not just by one narrator. It was very unique.
I’m lucky to have such thoughtful and considerate friends! Whether it’s going out or staying in at their place, I enjoy the moments we create. I always seem to gush how lucky I am to have the life I do but I can’t help it!
What are you celebrating this week?