Love My Indie is a feature where authors, bloggers, and readers 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.
Showing some Indie Love today is:
Susan McBride, author of Little Black Dress
With all the talk of Borders going down and the gloom and doom about book publishing in general, I feel very spoiled to live in a city that has more independent bookstores than I can count on one hand. We have such a great collection, in fact, that they’ve banded together to form the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance. Power to the booksellers, baby! One of SLIBA’s founders is Vicki Erwin, Patron Saint of Authors and owner of Main Street Books in St. Charles, MO (a suburb of St. Louis).
|Vicki Erwin, owner - Main Street Books|
|Eileen, Angie and Susan|
|Main Street Books|
When I see the news of bookstores failing, I think of Vicki Erwin (and her fellow SLIBA booksellers) and realize all the things they’re doing right. Vicki and Main Street Books are part of a community. She is part of people’s lives. And if anyone could figure out a way to bottle her positive energy and sell it on eBay, they’d make a million bucks.
Susan McBride is the author of Little Black Dress (William Morrow Paperbacks, August 23, 2011). She can be found at http://SusanMcBride.com or hanging out at MSB.