Independent Booksellers Day April 27th, Support Small Bookstores

51AXPFWFMSLLighting BookI was reminded a few weeks ago by the publisher (Schiffer) of my two non fiction books on antique lighting that Independent Booksellers Day, is on the horizon. They had a challenge for their writers to set up book signings, as many as they could, on Saturday April 27th. My two lighting books are not new releases, so I didn’t set up any book signings. But I thought in support of Independent Booksellers, I’d do a short blog posting.

It’s been seven years since the release of the 3rd edition of my second book, Antique Lamp Buyers Guide.  I am no longer selling lamps. Well, almost no longer selling lamps. There are no hard and fast rules, when it comes to selling anything, particularly when you are trying to “down size” ie make more room in your life for what is important, but currently my focus has shifted.

Books, however, are very important. It doesn’t matter what kinds of books you like to read. We all have different tastes. Unfortunately, when only a few giant corporations are in charge of distributing and promoting the books that are available, wonderful books are often overlooked. So I invite you to post here on this blog your favorite, perhaps undiscovered books, as well as the independent stores where your favorite books might be acquired. We have several independent bookstores in Annapolis, Maryland. While their inventory is heavy on the older, out-of-print books- some of them do also sell new books by local authors.  So I’ll give a shout out to The Annapolis Bookstore, Back Creek Books and Old Fox Books and Coffee Shop as well as Books For International Good Will located outside the city on Defense Highway.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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