This summer, I had the chance to visit some of the best indie bookstores in America on the Neverworld Wake book tour. I wanted to share with you some highlights, as well as my favorite stops along the way.
Fort Collins was the fourth stop on my book tour and I was finally getting into the swing of traveling (especially with my husband and two kids!). Old Firehouse Books is as charming as it sounds — a converted firehouse-made-bookstore. Not only is it unique, but they also have an excellent selection and a warm, helpful staff who know all of the latest Must-Reads.
I was born in Michigan, so stopping by Schuler Books in my home state was a great return. They have a mammoth collection of books, both used and new. Talking all things bookish with their staff made it even better! My reading was the day before David Sedaris’ reading so I left him a little note on the stage, two ships passing in the night…
Books & Books is another locally-owned, indie bookstore in the heart of the Coral Gables neighborhood, just outside of Miami. It’s a cozy place to browse for your next read or grab a glass of wine with friends. I also loved being able to stay so close to the beach when visiting!
Another one of my favorite stops on tour was talking with Brittany Jones-Cooper for AOL’s BUILD Series. The audience asked such thoughtful questions and it’s always great to be home in Manhattan. If you do want to stop by some bookstores while you’re here, definitely check out Strand Bookstore, Barnes and Noble in TriBeCa, and Three Lives.
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