Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Why I love my local bookstore

Last week I went into my local bookstore - The Maine Coast Book Shop - to spend the lovely gift certificates I received for my birthday. Needless to say it did not take me long to find something and while I was perusing the YA section - where I picked up  - the owner of the bookstore (who knows I love to read) approached me and asked if I might let them know what I thought of a couple of YA books. Of course I was more than happy to oblige. So back she goes after the ARCS and comes out with 10 (!!!) books, much to my delight:

MAGGOT MOON - read, mixed feelings
CREWELL - reading and enjoying
THE DROWNED CITIES
THE MAGICIAN KING
THE DARKEST MINDS
OUT OF THE EASY
A THUNDEROUS WHISPER
PULSE
SUMMER AND BIRD
JINX

plus I got THE PASSENGER, by Andrew Smith, THE GREAT NIGHT by Chris Adrian AND a $15 rewards certificate because I shop there enough. Am I a happy camper or what?

Happy Halloween all :)

30 comments:

  1. Wow! Was that great timing or what. Good to know someone will read and enjoy those review copies. And it gets to be YOU.

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  2. Yay for such a great place!!! Enjoy your reads and have a great halloween! Take care
    x

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    1. thank you and say hello to Charlie and Gumdrop :)

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  3. Sounds like you're going to have a lot of great reading time. I've got 77 books on my Kindle.

    Happy Halloween.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. oh, yes, lots of reading to do :)

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  4. It really paid to be an avid reader! What a treat. Of those, I've only heard of/read The Drowned Cities. Liked it as well as Ship Breaker, though it's a very different story.

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. glad you liked it. The lady at the book store thought I wouldn't like it as much.

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  5. Oh. Small town bookstores. I miss them so much. I mean sure Barnes and Noble has a great selection but the atmosphere is so clinical and sterile. No nooks, no window seats, no amazing book smell.

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    1. ours is awesome. There's a cafe attached, owned by the same folks, and if you sign up for their frequent buyer program you get a gift cert. like I did every so often. I probably get two a year which means by shopping locally I get two free books a year as a thank you. Pretty darn cool eh?

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  6. The joys of being a regular. Of course, we don't have any local bookstores around these parts. Sigh.

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    1. I'm so gad we have one and hope it never goes away.

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  7. How awesome is that!

    Great picture btw.

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    1. pretty darn awesome indeed :)

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  8. That sounds like a seriously cool bookstore. :)

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  9. How COOL, Marcy...

    Happy Halloween and belated Birthday!

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  10. Wow, that is fantastic! That's why I like local book shops. Get to know the owners and they are great people to know!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Exactly. The owner knows me, knows I read a lot, and values my opinion. I just sent her my first two reviews.

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  11. i miss my borders, it was so close & convenient!

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  12. oh, and they were very helpful too!

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  13. Holy Crap! That is awesome.

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  14. i know--i just love all the little local book places near me :)

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    1. I'm so glad they're there.

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  15. What a nice book shop owner!

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