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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Celebrating Independents!

Over at Shrinking Violets Promotions blog spot, Mary Hershey and Robin LaFevers have declared May National Independent Bookseller Month. We here at Charlesbridge are always looking for another reason to celebrate pretty much anything, but especially independent booksellers.

So, to get in the spirit, we would like to highlight a few (of the many) of our favorite independent bookstores. Let's start with Bestsellers Cafe in Medford, Massachusetts -- right in our own backyard. Owner Rob Dillman gave us a warm welcome one warm August 2006 day as we traveled the highways and byways of Eastern Mass with author Mitali Perkins introducing her new book, Rickshaw Girl. A great store in a great Boston neighborhood. Salute, Bestsellers Cafe!

3 comments:

Mitali Perkins said...

I was entranced by the seats overlooking the river, their welcome to writers wanting a quiet place, the steaming cups of Fair Trade coffee, and their strong partnership with the local schools. An indie bookstore and a public library reveal so much about a community's love for story -- go, Medford!

Robin LaFevers said...

Thanks you so much for celebrating along with us and helping to get the word out!

Charlesbridge said...

Thanks so much, Robin. We love your idea and we want to salute as many independents in May as we can.