Photos » Bookstores & Bookstore People

I am eternally grateful to the bookstores and bookstore owners, managers, event coordinators who took me in when I was a newbie writer and wielded the most powerful marketing tool of all on my behalf: Word Of Mouth hand-selling. Sadly, so many of the bookstores I visited on my early book tours no longer exist. But some do. I thank them all. And dedicate this set of photographs to those wonderful institutions called bookstores and the people who make them that way.