Category Bookstores

Bookstores I Love — I have good taste, apparently

Is any kind of store more important to a writer than bookstores? Absolutely not! That’s why I’m reviving this series on bookstores I’ve visited and love. I’m inspired by an article I saw the other day: Munro’s Books cited as one of world’s best bookstores. Number THREE in the entire world, according to National Geographic’s book, Destinations […]

Bookstores I Love: Barnes and Noble

Is any kind of store more important to a writer than bookstores? Absolutely not! That’s why I’m writing this series on bookstores I love. Today’s post gets a disclaimer. The other stores I’ve hyped have all been independents, but today’s is a chain. Not only that, but a mega-chain. However, I have a particular Barnes […]

Bookstores I love … a nation-wide contest

Is any kind of store more important to a writer than bookstores? Of course not! That’s why this series on bookstores we love. Of course, I’m not the only one who loves bookstores. Here’s a link to a nationwide contest for the best bookstore in the country. This annual competition is conducted by Publishers Weekly. Here’s how […]

Bookstores I Love: Powell’s Books

Is any kind of store more important to a writer than bookstores? Absolutely not! That’s why I’m writing this series on bookstores I love. Today, a special treat: I’m writing this LIVE from my oldest son’s favorite bookstore, and one of mine, too — Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon, where I’m visiting. (Note that I wasn’t able […]

Bookstores I Love, by Venetia Lewis

Is any kind of store more important to a writer than bookstores? That’s why this series on bookstores we love. Today I’m proud to present a guest post by by friend and fellow Tucson writer, Venetia Lewis, who extols a California bookstore, Dutton’s Books. Take it away, Venetia. <<<  ===  >>> Two cradles of well-loved paperbacks […]

Bookstores I loved (past tense)

Is any kind of store more important to a writer than bookstores? That’s why I’m writing this series on bookstores I love. Today I’m taking a look back at a couple of long-gone bookstores that live on in my memory, one in Chicago and another in Vancouver.  I haunted them (not at the same time, […]

Bookstores I love: Bakka Phoenix Books

Is any kind of store more important to a writer than bookstores? Nope. That’s why every week I’m showcasing one of the bookstores around the world I’ve visited and loved. Today that is Bakka Phoenix Books. The wife and I get to Toronto once or twice a year because, against all odds, two of our three sons have […]

Bookstores I love: Munro’s Books

A Nobel Prize-Caliber Bookstore I was in Victoria when Neal Armstrong landed on the moon. That has nothing to do with this post, but it’s the number one thing I associate with the capital of British Columbia. On a recent visit this summer, I fell in love with a bookstore in Victoria—Munro’s Books. Its tagline […]

Bookstores I love: Bookman’s

Is any kind of store more important to a writer than bookstores? Okay, maybe grocery stores, because writers need to buy chocolate in quantity.  And eat occasionally. For some writers (not me!), liquor stores. But bookstores are dear to our hearts. That’s why I intend to highlight some of the bookstores I’ve visited and loved. […]