Friday, July 27, 2012

Love My Indie with Lizzy from Cornucopia of 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:

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

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. 

I'd love to keep this feature going. If you would like to shine the spotlight on your favorite independent book store, just fill out this form.


  1. Thanks for giving me a chance to talk about The Flying Pig! I enjoyed getting a chance to write about all the reasons I love them :)

  2. Joli-

    I thought this was your indie and for a minute I was confused. Fantasy? Small state, no authors? Vermont? Then I read the top again. This sounds like an awesome bookstore! I wish I had one like this near me!!


  3. This sounds like an awesome bookstore! I absolutely love the name! I have a wonderful indie book store in my town whose entire front of the shop is glass, so you see every single display throughout the story when you glance in the stores direction. However, the problem with my indie book store is that it is BEYOND expensive. It's hard for me to shop there if I don't have my student card for the discount. I know that they need a way to make money, but without a daily income, I'm better of spending less money on books from Barnes and Noble.

  4. I love this idea! This bookstore sounds great and I love the little pig table!

  5. Oh my word- the Flying Pig looks so cute! I'd be there all the time if I had a bookstore like that in my town. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Shelby @ Gobs and Gobs of Books

  6. I wonder how it came by its name:)

  7. I love an independent book store. In my town for years those were all we had for book shopping other than the market or a chain department store where the selections are very limited. Unfortunately the big guy came to town and there are now only a couple of used indies left, I am glad they made it, but I was sorry to see the others go.


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