There are a lot of reasons to love Fireside. First: the people. I know I can walk into the store and be greeted personally--often with a suggestion of a book that I will love. If Valerie hands me a title, I know I'm going to gobble the book up.
But Fireside has a special place in my heart because it's where I had my first author event--my launch party for ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. I was gobsmacked by the response, and every time I walk into the store, I remember how wonderful it was to see everyone and launch my book at Fireside.
So, of course, I love Fireside most of all--but I love all indie bookstores, and today's about celebrating indies!
And one of my very very favorite things about indie bookstores is that they are most likely to have...signed books! I love signed books--in fact, that's about the only thing I collect--and I love that often, authors will partner with indie bookstores in order to provide signed books!
Fireside is my partner indie store--if you'd ever like to get a signed copy of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, just click here. I can personalize it any way you like, too--the store calls me up, I come down and sign the book for you, and they ship it as soon as the ink dries.
Lots of authors do this (which means my collection of signed books continues to grow...). Here's a sampling of some local indies that can hook you up with signed books! (And please feel free to steal this list and post elsewhere--the more books sold, the better!)
Indies that Feature Signed Books
- Fireside Books & Gifts--signed copies of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by me (Beth Revis)
- Fountain Bookstore--signed copies of SHIVER trilogy and other books by Maggie Stiefvater
- Iowa Books--signed copies of THE MAGIC THIEF trilogy by Sarah Prineas
- Evermore Nevermore--signed copies of WAKE trilogy and other books by Lisa McMann
- Constellation Books--signed copies of SHADE and other books by Jeri Smith-Ready
- Norwich Bookstore--signed copies of THE ENG OF THE WORLD CLUB by J&P Voelkel
- The Learned Owl--signed copies of THE LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa and Laura Roecker
- Ram's Head Books--signed copies of MEMENTO NORA by Angie Smibert
- University Bookstore--signed copies of VAMPIRE ACADEMY and more by Richelle Mead
- The Book Cellar--signed copies of PAPER TOWNS and more by John Green
- Rhemalda Publishing--signed copies of WITCH SONG by Amber Argyle
And a few bookstores will be hosting launch parties soon--so call them now for signed copies!
- The King's English Bookshop--POSSESSION by Elana Johnson
- Rainy Day Books--BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton
Do you know of any other authors who partner with bookstores to sell signed books? Let me know in the comments, and I'll add it to my list!
Thank you to Lisa and Laura for coming up with the brilliant idea to feature indie bookstores today. Please visit the blogs below--each one another stop on the We Love Indies Blog Tour! And be sure to stop by Lisa & Laura's blog in particular--they're hosting a giveaway to celebrate indies!
And don't forget: the best way to show your support for a local indie bookstore is to shop in one. Why not go out today and pick up a book? Support reading and your local economy!