Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
— Jerry Seinfeld
You could say we run a dating service. If you make a request, we can hook you up with some books that will take you on a date you will never forget.
— Love the Stacks Bookstore

Buy a book today from your local bookstore. I did!!

Special indie bookstore vibes sent all this week to “A” who has been researching, plotting, and planning her wish to own and operate her own store. I’m doing a dance just thinking about how cool her book haven would be.

Special love sent to Shakespeare & Co. in Paris. I love this indie so much it’s the setting for a chapter in Invincible Summers.

And to close out National Poetry Month, here is a poem by Dylan Thomas:

Notes on the Art of Poetry

I could never have dreamt that there were such

in the world between the covers of books, goings-on

such sandstorms and ice blasts of words . . .

such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,

such and so many blinding bright lights,

splashing all over the pages

in a million bits and pieces

all of which were words, words, words,

and each of which were alive forever

in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.

Happy Reading!! xo