Many people love good bookstores. But writers, well . . . we are enamored with our local indie bookstores as places of wonder. These brick-and-motor stores are the heart of the community offering much more than books.
The sight of shelves packed with books from all genres, the sound of the children’s enthusiasm, and the rustling of turning pages all warm my heart.
|Mrs. Sue shares stories |
during story time
My favorite independent bookstore is located in Edwardsville, Illinois. The two-story yellow frame house is inviting and comfortable with numerous spots for adults and children to plop down and read. This bookstore is family owned and operated and offers numerous events including story time for children. At Afterwords Books, Story Time takes place every Tuesday at ten o’clock and Saturday at 11:00am.
And that I do try to do each and every day. However, there are times when reading during story time is the best excuse for not writing.
I can't help but feel I belong here, just as I did in the classroom and just as I do with my after school and summer school reading buddies.