My daughter (5) and I have our own routine when we go into a book store (seek out the shelf where our books would go and make a space for the next one -- the Fenway Fiction books are under the editor, Adam Pacther's name, and there usually aren't too many of those in stock), but I like these steps, too.
How to Shop at a Bookstore: An Easy 20-Step Guide for Authors | Ploughsharesblog.pshares.org1) First, smell it. Look at the new arrivals, lined up like candy. See if, for just one second, you can remember what it was like to walk into a bookstore as a reader. Just a reader, a happy, curious reader. With no agenda, no insecurities, no history of bookstores as scenes of personal failure and…
Numbers 10 and 12 are my favorites.
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