Last night I did a book signing at The Spirit of ’76 Bookstore in Marblehead, MA with National Book Award winner Julia Glass. I’ve been a fan of Julia’s work for many years, and it was a thrill to share a signing table with her. Her latest novel, I See You Everywhere, is just out in paperback.
After I graduated from college, I worked at Spirit, and it was there that I learned, from the ground up, how books are sold–from the everyday excitement when a new shipment arrives, to special orders and pre-orders of favorite authors, to the hand-selling of unknown writers we had fallen in love with. It was great to be back and browsing the shelves again.