Christmas is coming, and if you’re wise, you’re already Christmas shopping. If you’re a shop local fan in the Louisville area, here’s where you can pick up a few of my books:
The Nerdy Planet – Owned by Ken and Myra Daniels, the promoters behind FandomFest and Fright Night Film Fest, you’ll find this little comic shop south of the Gene Snyder on Preston Highway. They’ve always got some special event going almost every weekend, whether it’s celebrating the return of The Walking Dead or celebrating Batman’s birthday. Frank Jordan: Evil Snowman and Bluegrass Brawlers are both on the shelf out there.
There are fewer and fewer independent bookstores still surviving in the Internet age. The ones that remain, however, are by and large pretty darn awesome.
Karen’s Book Barn is one such place. Located on Main Street in the historic district of LaGrange, Kentucky, Karen’s Book Barn is a little shop filled with books and bursting with character. It’s a book lover’s dream from the moment you walk inside and feel the creak of the old wooden floor beneath your feet, and the shelves are jammed with used – sometimes vintage – books of all genres.
Karen’s is now owned by a trio of book lovers including a published author and a former publisher. They are extremely friendly to independent and local authors, and their calendar is jammed with special events, book signings, and more. They also offer special editing services to authors who want to get their books ready for market at a reasonable price.
If you’re in the Louisville or Southern Indiana, Karen’s is worth a visit. And if you’re an author in the region, you need to drop in and introduce yourself.
Kudos to the owners at Karen’s Book Barn for all they do to keep reading alive, and thank you again for the opportunity to read on Sunday. Looking forward to many returns!
One of my new goals is to get out and meet readers face to face in the coming year. On October 23, I’ll be doing my first public book reading at Karen’s Book Barn in LaGrange, Kentucky.
Karen’s is an independent bookseller in LaGrange, a true rarity in the age of Amazon. Karen’s hosts a children’s reading hour on the fourth Sunday of every month, and on September 23, I’ll be reading Frank Jordan: Evil Snowman at 3 PM.