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NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE is available for pre-order from a whole bunch of booksellers!

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On sale December 9, 2014

Exciting news! Now That You’re Here is available for pre-order from a whole bunch of booksellers!

H0oray for booksellers! Hooray for choices!

If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, you can now choose from the following booksellers:

Powell’s

Changing Hands

The Poisoned Pen

Books-a-Million

IndieBound

Book Depository

Indigo

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Also, please be sure to add Now That You’re Here to your Goodreads reading list.

Thank you for your support!

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Stuff I Love: Indie Bookstores

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While meandering the 16th Street Mall in Denver last week, I stopped in at The Tattered Cover, an independent bookstore in a cool, old building. I pushed open the wooden doors, ascended the three steps into the store and kind of gasped.

It was awesome.

And it was full of people, which made the awesomeness all the more awesome.

I love indie bookstores.

We don’t have many where I live. We mostly have the big box chains. I have to drive 45 minutes to get to the closest indie store, Changing Hands. It’s worth the drive though. They have everything. So many nooks and crannies full of fascinating books to explore. A lot of great authors stop at Changing Hands to do readings, signings and workshops, too. It’s my favorite local bookstore.

I keep thinking about recent blog posts I’ve read sounding the death knell of the publishing industry and the rise of digital books. How will that affect indie stores? Will they lose business? Will they be forced to close up shop? How awful would that be?

Do you love indie bookstores, too? Which is your favorite? Tell me about it and leave a link in the comments.

And if you’re ever in Denver or Tempe, please visit The Tattered Cover and Changing Hands bookstores. I bet you’ll love them as much as I do.