Brenda Cooper

For the Love of Independent Bookstores

I have a book signing coming up this weekend, in Leavenworth, Washington.  I’ll be at A Book for All Seasons on Saturday from 1-3, and I’ll be on the radio on Thursday as part of the “The Two O’Clock Show” on AM Station 560/KPQ in Wenatchee. All of this happened by magic -or at least with very little work on my part.   An independent bookseller decided they like my work and want to have me visit thier store.  The store events manager contacted my publicist at Tor, and the two of them have been working on the event.  I have no idea if there will two or two hundred people, and I’ll be quite happy either way.  It’s nice to have your work speak out.

I admire the work independent bookstores will put into both readers and writers.

Yes, I shop at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders.  But I also stop in at independent bookstores, where there is often a conversation to be had, and a heartfelt recommendation.  I have favorite independent bookstores in Sunriver Oregon and Kirkland (the town where I work).  I’m pretty sure I’ve been in A Book for All Seasons before since I have been to Leavenworth (and what writer can resist a bookstore?), and I’m looking forward to going back.  I’m also grateful to the store and staff for taking time to care about books.

Hope to see you there.