If you are in the area, don’t forget that tomorrow Cory Doctorow, author of the NY Times Best Selling novel Little Brother, will be at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord NH for a reading and signing of his latest novel Homeland, the sequel to Little Brother, starting at 3:00 pm.
Amazing Stories will be in attendance to videotape Cory’s presentation.
Gibson’s Bookstore is a story in itself. According to Michael Hermann, the store’s owner –
Gibson’s is New Hampshire’s oldest bookstore, having been founded in 1898. I’ve owned it since 1995. We expanded in 1998 and added a bakery/café next door. Later this year, we’re expanding again, and moving down the street to occupy the entire first floor of the new building at the old NH Bindery space.
Independent bookstores – it’s never been the road to wealth, but we would argue that this is the best time to own one in many years. The big chains are retreating, and personalized service is becoming more and more important, in bookstores and for bricks and mortar stores of all kinds. We’ve survived by never losing our customer focus, by curating our inventory book by book with our particular market in mind, by being very aggressive with special orders, and through community involvement, frequent buyer programs, selective and intelligent discounting, and close attention to the changing needs of our reading community.
We’ve also survived through pure stubbornness and through a combination of toughness and wacky idealism that should be familiar to readers of Cory Doctorow.
Indeed. Wacky Idealism is one of the fuels that stokes Amazing Stories’ fire!
The details are below in this fine promotional flyer. Stop on by!