The Reading Reptile
An awesome children's bookstore that's been around since I was a kid. Everything inside the store is vibrant and fun and welcoming. They even host birthday parties. I wonder if they'd do my 30th birthday in December. A bookstore birthday party - what a dream!
Rainy Day Books
Rainy Day Books is an institution amongst indie bookstores. They bring in dozens of authors for talks and events, and they promote indiehood (yep, I made that up) on twitter and facebook. They were the ones that hosted the February pitch event I won. I love these guys!
And I'd be lying if I didn't say that starting a bookstore with many rooms, a fat cat, and a bakery attached wasn't a dream of mine. Here's hoping someday it will happen!
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And jump over to Elana Johnson's blog to celebrate the launch of Possession with a contest!