a blog for fiction lovers from author Lydia Sharp
Hmm. I was leaning toward, "If you never, ever talk to people and meet all of your needs on the internet, you never worry that you still have garlic breath."
aahahaha! Skype to the rescue!
LOL Laurel!!! Love it! Good quote, though. Makes you think a little about how much you rely on the internet.
Love that interview! I sure hope it comes back around. We have a fabulous indie bookstore in Houston called Murder by the Book. Places like that are jewels.
That was SO great! And I agree about the independent bookstore making a come back. I spent some time in Outer Banks over the weekend and found a great little place that had atmosphere, drinks, and highlighted works by locals. LOVED the experience and wished I had something like it in Maryland. I'll be looking around for something similar. People pay for "the experience." Look at Melting Pot. The food isn't worth the $100 I paid but I LOVE the intimate setting and the specialness of the moment. If indie bookstores could make book shopping an experience instead of an errand, I think the people would come. (Don't ask me for specific ideas yet... I don't have any that are well formulated).Anyway, thanks for sharing!
If I had the time, energy, and financial means, I'd open a bookstore just like what you're describing, Deb. I have nothing where I live. Not even a Borders anymore. It's beyond frustrating.
Love Colbert. He's the best investigative journalist on the air today. But I'm more blown away that a town the size of Nashville had no bookstore. That's insane.Hooray for Ann! :o)
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