QUICK-READ CRAFTY TIPS: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF INDIES: BOOK WISDOM FROM BOOKSELLERS

WAHOO!

I have such an exciting announcement for you!

This April, I am hosting a month-long celebration of independent bookstores, just in time for Independent Bookstore Day on April 24, 2021. Each #BookBirthday Tuesday, I will post a collection of book wisdom from booksellers around the country.

(Art by the extremely talented, Lily Williams. Check out her fabulous books!)

If you have a bookseller you love, please share this post with them on social media or via email! I’d be thrilled to feature them! And if you’re a bookseller and you’re interested in participating, please fill out this Google Form by March 15th. I’d LOVE to include you in the celebration!

Here’s a sample of the fun to come from Second Star Books to the Right!

(Thank you, Dea Lavoie, for this wonderful wisdom!)

AWESOME, right?!

I hope you’ll join me in April for bookseller wisdom and a sneak peek at the amazing independent bookstores that enrich our lives.

Here are a few of my local favorite bookstores:

And…don’t forget to BUY books from your local bookstores. Books change the world!

Feel. Write. Risk.

Lauren

(P.S. Natalia Moore and I are hosting a Book Launch Party with Second Star to the Right for our new book HOME FOR A WHILE (Magination Press). We hope you’ll join us on February 7th at 2:00 pm MST!)

P.S.S. Please join me at another one of our fabulous local Indies, BookBar Denver, for a virtual storytime on February 11th at 4:30 pm MST.

7 thoughts on “QUICK-READ CRAFTY TIPS: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF INDIES: BOOK WISDOM FROM BOOKSELLERS

  1. Can’t wait to see what stores and stories you feature. I can only think of one independent bookstore in our city and that is the The King’s English Bookstore. Many of the older ones downtown have closed for good this year. It’s sad.

  2. Well, I misspoke, I did a little more research and found 15 independent bookstores in my city and didn’t even know about most of them.

  3. Lauren,
    I looked over your revision tips after listening to your book talk on Rate Your Story Tinker and Talk on February 28. Did you really try the Charlie and the Dragon story in every type of structure there is? What one besides what you published it as worked almost as well as the final version in Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves?

    • Hi Sheri, I actually didn’t try Rosie and Charlie in every type of structure. I wrote seven different picture books that week in different structures. Rosie and Charlie was my attempt at writing in a “how to” structure. I hope that makes sense! It was nice “seeing” you on Sunday!

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