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.
Showing some Indie Love today is:
Lizzy from Cornucopia of Reviews
There is something magical about independent bookstores, and I'm lucky to have one in my area. The Flying Pig Bookstore has been around since I was ten (the age I grabbed my first Harry Potter). I can still remember the first book I bought there, and how I stumbled onto it, even though it was fourteen years ago. In case anyone is wondering, it was Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce, and it happened to be on a Lazy Susan by the front door filled with an assortment of fantasy books. I've been to every Harry Potter midnight release, and I even got to work with them for the Deathly Hallows party. This bookstore has been a major part of my life. So it seems right that I show it a little love. After all, if it weren't for this store (and my parents supporting me by driving back and forth to it), I wouldn't have developed the love I have for reading.
What is it that makes this store magical? The people who work there. The owners take their time to get to know all of their customers. They've watched kids grow up, graduate, and come back with children of their own. Earlier this month I wandered in on my day off and spent a half hour with one of the owners, Elizabeth. We had a long conversation about my recent reads, all while she was giving me about a dozen recommendations.
There's another thing that always impresses me about my indie, and that's how full the calendar is. We live in a small state, and authors rarely visit. Still, The Flying Pig is packed with events. I've seen great authors, gotten my favorite childhood book signed, and learned to decorate a cupcake to look like a panda. What could be better than that?
The Flying Pig Bookstore is located in Shelburne, Vermont. Visit their website at flyingpigbooks.com
I want to thank Lizzy for guest blogging today. It always wonderful to learn about your favorite book stores. Flying Pig Books sounds like the place to go for a grand bookish time.
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