Sal Terranova and Camden Templeton are cousins separated by upbringing, the Atlantic Ocean, and a common language. Then fate (with help from a run of bad luck and a dead uncle) throws them together in the least likely of places: Texas. Exiled in this strange land, they must band together in order to save the family bookstore from financial ruin, from its own insane employees, and probably from themselves. This is the story of what happens when The Sopranos meets Fawlty a bookstore.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Shop Indie...Buy Local

I'm a big supporter of the "Buy Local" movement, having seen both through research studies and personal experience that supporting merchants within your own town and neighborhood benefits your community far more than buying from a big-box chain store. For obvious reasons, I am especially supportive of local booksellers, though sadly there are few in the part of Texas where I live.

In keeping with this, below is a list of ten websites of indie bookstores around the country where you can order copies of my novel The Last Word. Getting your copy from one of them rather than another online option directly helps your local community, and the more local business that thrive the better off we'll all be.

Avid Bookshop, Athens GA

Book People, Austin TX

Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston TX

Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle WA

Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

Well Read New and Used Books, Hawthorne NJ

Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor MI

Gibson's Bookstore, Concord NH

Market Block Books, Troy NY

Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ

I will post more indie stores in the days ahead, but even if you are from a different part of the country, or if your area has no indie store, you can still order from one of these shops. Keep on reading..

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