Love My Indie is a feature where fellow bloggers, readers, and authors tell me about their favorite independent bookstores. I love the feeling I get when I go into an independent bookstore - like it is filled with hidden treasures just waiting for me to find them. Maybe one day I will have the chance to visit these amazing bookstores.
If you're interested in participating in this feature, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - I'd love to hear from you and discover your favorite indie bookstore!
Showing some Indie Love today is:
Amalie Howard, author of Bloodspell
I live in Larchmont NY, a picturesque and beautiful town in Southern Westchester nestled alongside the Long Island Sound, and bordered by Mamaroneck in the north and New Rochelle in the south. We are incredibly lucky in Larchmont to have two equally fabulous independent bookstores—Anderson’s Book Shop and The Voracious Reader.
|Anderson's Book Shop|
Located on a tree-lined block on the main street in the center of Larchmont, Anderson’s has been a Larchmont staple for years, almost sixty-five of them to be exact. In fact, Anderson’s will be celebrating its sixty-fifth birthday on May 7, so Happy Birthday in advance! Aside from the full range of fiction, nonfiction, and both adult as well as children’s titles, Anderson’s also carries miscellaneous gifts (which I’ve always found great in a pinch for the endless stream of kid birthday parties).
|Inside Anderson's Book Shop|
Just around the corner and also in the main village area, you will find The Voracious Reader with its charming red-brick exterior.
The inscription on the front store window reads “for young people with an appetite for books.” It’s a whimsical kind of place that just beckons for you to come in off the street and perhaps have a delicious mug of butter-beer while checking out all the fantastic books.
|Inside The Voracious Reader|
Hurrah for indie bookstores!
Amalie Howard is the author of the young adult urban fantasy novel, Bloodspell which will be available June 1, 2011 from Langdon Street Press. You can visit her website at amaliehoward.com