One cool thing about being a a Penguin Kids author is that my fabulous editor Leila Sales (who is also a YA/MG author) sometimes reaches out to “her” authors to take part in events that involve the larger literary community. Last year, Leila encouraged us to support Banned Books Week, so I made this video. This year, Leila and Penguin Kids suggested we support #ShopSmall Saturday by visiting independent bookstores and tagging @penguinkids.
So this past Saturday, I took to the road with my trusty pair of assistants. Let me preface this by saying I’m very lucky that the Boston area has so many independent bookstores. We were able to shop small at NINE different indies between 9:30am and 4pm.
We traveled to (in chronological order)
- The Concord Bookshop
- Porter Square Books
- Harvard Book Store
- The Curious George Store
- Brookline Booksmith
- The Children’s Book Shop
- The Blue Bunny Books & Toys
- New England Mobile Book Fair
- Newtonville Books
You can see all my tweets from the day here.
At least now we’ll have a number to beat next year!
Two for You
(two books I recommend you read)
1. One Day, The End written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Fred Koehler
2. Water Is Water written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Jason Chin