Thursday, June 12, 2014

Aaron's Books

So I did something exciting yesterday. I went down to Lititz with four paperback copies of Fauxpocalypse and went to Aaron's Books. I'd already e-mailed them a couple months ago, and they agreed to carry a few copies of Fauxpocalypse in their store and advertise it with the "Local Authors" books. I went in, talked to Todd (the owner of the store), signed some papers, signed the books (which means that the books are now labeled as autographed copies), and voila! My book is in an actual bookstore.

And while I was there, signing the consignment contracts, the phone rang. It was someone asking for Todd. Bud--the person who had answered the phone--said, "Oh, I'm sorry, he's working with an author right now."

I was the author!!! (It's still so surreal.)

And, since Fauxpocalypse will be displayed with other books by local authors, that means that I'll be next to A.S. King's books! (Author of Reality Boy, Please Ignore Vera Dietz, and many others.)

And everyone at Aaron's is so nice. Unlike Wal-Mart or some other big corporation, the employees actually know their stuff. They talk to you, give you recommendations based on other books you've read, remember your names, and they love to support their local authors, just like their local authors support them. They were so welcoming to me when I went in to talk to them. If you've ever seen "You've Got Mail," they're like the Little Shop Around the Corner, except Aaron's is going to be around for a loooong time, I just know it.

So, if you want to support Indie bookstores plus get a signed copy of Fauxpocalypse, you can always come on down to Lititz, PA and check out Aaron's Books. ;)

18 People Made Me Happy By Commenting! :D:

Rich said...

Thats really cool!(Like a dream come true!)

storytellergirlgrace said...

Wow, congrats! That is a HUGE achievement and honor! Too bad I don't live in PA, so I can't come by and buy a book and support that shop. :-/

Lydia said...

Awesome! It's cool to watch you achieve all of this. You're my favorite variety of teenager. ;)

seventytwofishes said...

So wonderful! Such a courageous, accomplished, and motivated young woman! And Aaron's is awesome! Their support of the annual author's lunch is extraordinary.

Zelia said...

I am so proud of you. I sometimes forget that you are a teenager. You are so grown up. Love you




Vavo

Zelia said...

I am so proud of you. I sometimes forget that you are a teenager. You are so grown up. Love you




Vavo

The Magic Violinist said...

@Rich Exactly!

@storytellergirlgrace Thank you! Well, if you ever find yourself in the neighborhood . . . ;)

@Lydia Aww, thanks. :)

@seventytwofishes Thank you! Oh, definitely. Aaron's is fantastic. I can't say that enough.

@Zelia Thanks, Vavo. :)

Joy Williams said...

How cool is that!!!! Wow! I am so thrilled for you. You're so talented and inspiring.:)Aaron's sounds like an awesome book store. (Anything that is like The Shop Around the Corner is simply amazing!)

P.S. I too am a homeschooler/writer. It's so cool to connect!

Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination said...

Hi, Kate! I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
http://butterfliesoftheimagination.weebly.com/blog/liebster-award

The Magic Violinist said...

@Joy Williams Thank you! :) It is an awesome bookstore. Totally worth the half an hour it takes for us to get there.

Agreed! Meeting new people is one of my favorite things about blogging. :)

@Ana Thanks! :) I'll check it out right now!

jim said...

You continue to amaze me. I'm so glad that you were able to find such a great program to reinforce your great love of writing. I think that you may need to provide dictionaries with your books. I wish that I had known about the closing session as your Vavo and I would love to have been there. We are sooooo proud of you.

The Magic Violinist said...

@Jim Thank you! :) When you guys come down again, I'll have to take you to the bookstore so you can see it.

Boquinha said...

I'm sitting here thinking, "Wait. Didn't I comment on this?" But I think I'm confusing it with posting about it on our own blog! :P SO happy for you!

Boquinha said...

I'm sitting here thinking, "Wait. Didn't I already comment on this post?" But I think I'm mixing it up with having written about it on our own blog! :P SO happy for you! Love you!

Boquinha said...

LOL! And so I'm comment three times ...

Boquinha said...

OMG. I blame the heat. I'm COMMENTING three times.

Boquinha said...

Well, 4, I guess. No, 5!

The Magic Violinist said...

@Boquinha LOL, thanks. :) I'm pretty happy, too.