I was reminded a few weeks ago by the publisher (Schiffer) of my two non fiction books on antique lighting that Independent Booksellers Day http://www.indiebookstoreday.com, 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.