Friday, May 4, 2012

Love My Indie with Katie from Call Me Crazy YA Reviews

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:

Whenever I visit Katie's blog, I know that it is going to be a lot of fill. Her vlogs are filled with such enthusiasm it that you just can't help but smile and get excited too. A few times when sharing her books, she mentioned her local independent bookstore and I wanted to know more. I asked her to tell me about it and she did. So I ask you to welcome Katie and read about her favorite indie bookstore!

I'm honestly so lucky with my independent bookstore, Anderson's. Not only is it close to my house, it is located in beautiful downtown Naperville, which has a Riverwalk, college campus and tons of yummy restaurants to eat at. I'd love to just make an entire day being spent down there to enjoy the calm atmosphere, just sit and read beside the river.

Photo from Boxcars, Books and a Blog.

Last year it won Publisher's Weekly Best Bookstore of the Year award and were at RT BookLover's Convention 2012, which totally makes sense because it has tons of amazing books, author events seriously almost everyday and such nice people that work there. Events that I've went to in the past at Anderson's were Smart Chicks Kick It Tour, Breathless Reads Tour, Lauren Oliver, Andrea Cremer and a few more, but those were only the ones that I was able to go to, there were so many more I had to unfortunately miss out on because of school, dang!

I rarely go to bookstore chains anymore because when I go to my Indie I know they'll have the book I want and it might even be signed too! Anderson's has all the latest releases and tons of young adult books that the chains usually don't carry. I also love supporting my Indie, it's run by a family and I can really tell when I walk into the store. It has such a warm and welcoming feel that I can't help but feel at home! Everyone that works there is a total book lover and if I ever need a recommendation they're more than happy to recommend a few awesome books!

Thank you so much Joli for letting me spread the love for my Indie!
It sounds like a lot of good times can be had at Anderson's. It is definitely a bookstore that I would want to visit. Thank you for sharing!

I am currently accepting guest posts for Love My Indie. Readers, authors, and bloggers who are interested, just select the Love My Indie image on the sidebar and fill out the form. Thanks!


  1. Cute! I love little independent book stores SO much. Such charm!

  2. Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts( really interesting blog). Would be great if you could visit also mine...Thanks for sharing! Keep up the fantastic work!

  3. Anderon's sounds awesome! I need to find one by me so I can throw my support to it. Great post!

  4. I have heard so much about Anderson's I wish we had one here! They do have great signings and although Malaprop's has good signings, it's still two hours away. I want a local like Anderson's!! But I'm not moving.
    Thanks for sharing your indie with us!


  5. Anderson's sounds awesome! I wish we had a bookstore around here but unfortunately we don't.

  6. Oh, I love this idea! I love promoting indie book stores, and almost always defer away from B&M, BAM, etc. Although I still rely on Amazon. Great idea for a feature!


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