So if you have followed me for awhile then you know that I wrote a post about James Patterson's program where he donates his money to indie bookstores. I was really moved by the articles I read on this program. I think that we all can relate when it comes to our love of bookstores. I am not here to preach or make you feel bad for going to chain bookstores, ordering books online, or using your E-reader because I do all of these! I do however think it is important to help out indie bookstores.
I have had some great experience's with indie stores because most of these owners have to work their butts off just to compete with the chain bookstores in their communities. So I bet you are wondering why I need your help right?
Well I want to start doing posts on here about indie bookstores from all over! I want my readers to know what make these bookstores worth the stop, but sadly I cant travel all over the place no matter how much I would like to. So my friends this is where you come in I want you to tell me your favorite indie bookstores and if you could leave me their website link if they have one. Tell me what makes them unique and keeps you coming back. I tried to make a video on my YouTube channel to get viewers to let me know what stores they loved, but sadly I didn't get many answers...try like none. I am hoping to get a better response on here because I truly believe that this could turn into something amazing and fun for viewers to read.
I know sometimes it feels like we can't make a difference because we don't have a lot of money to donate. Maybe you are like me and live in a small town so you feel like there isn't many opportunities to help. Just by spreading the word about these bookstores IS helping and making a difference. I hope some of you share this passion and can help me spread the word. If you sadly haven't found a indie store you like that's okay that's what these posts are for! Just stay tuned and hopefully we can find a indie store near you that you can fall in love with =) Thank you so much for the help and please spread the word!