Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Introducing: Book Blogger Bookmarks at The Bookstore

















The Bookstore had a recent visit from local book blogger Jen Karsbaek ("Devourer of Books") along with her adorable son Daniel. Even if Daniel is only 8 months old, he's already following in his mom's footsteps. He couldn't resist trying to devour his favorite board books - everything goes in his mouth!

What a fun visit. We swapped ARC's, talked about our favorite books and discussed book blogs. Oh, and we snuggled with Daniel, who chatted up a storm himself. No surprise he loves The Bookstore.

Then we gave Jen a little surprise - her very own book recommendation bookmarks. Kind of like our blue staff pick cards, but with a flair. They feature a photo of Jen in her wedding dress. (in which she is, of course, reading!)

Anyway, Jen had fun distributing her new bookmarks throughout the store, enjoying one of the best perks of being an indie bookseller. Our customers will benefit too! The more personal recommendations in our books, the better they sell. And as much as we'd like to, The Bookstore staff just can't read everything! We encourage our customers to check out Jen's blog for great book reviews, give-aways, challenges and guest bloggers. Follow her on Twitter as @devourerofbooks.

So thanks, Jen! Any other book bloggers out there who'd like to visit and get their own Book Blogger Bookmarks, let us know! We'd love to be one of the stops on your "Book Blogger Indie Tour."

In fact, we just happen to have a bookmark ready for Rebecca @bookladysblog, who has a crazy category for books/authors she really, really likes. (As the bookmark says, if you have to ask you might not want to know. Just a little crazy book blogger humor!)
























12 comments:

  1. I'm still so tickled that you guys bookmarks for me! Daniel and I had lots of fun with you yesterday - you wore him out, he took an unprecedented 3.5 hour nap after we left!

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  2. What an incredible way to both promote great books and the relationship between book bloggers and book stores. I love it (and not just because these ladies are my friends)!

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  3. I'm a fan of the "Panty Worthy" classification. There should be bookmarks dedicated to these fine gentlemen.

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  4. Oh my gosh, this is the coolest thing ever. I'm taking the idea to Kelly at Fountain Bookstore when I meet with her later this week to discuss our partnership! So awesome. And please feel free to continue sharing my pantyworthy recommendations!

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  5. This is such a great idea. I wish I had a local indie that would do something like this. Or a local indie in general...

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  6. Yay for Just Books, Devourer of Books, and the Book Lady ... and Daniel, too, of course!

    Brilliant and innovative idea.

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  7. This is so cool! I love that the bookseller/blogger relationship is so strong at your store.

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  8. I love this! Jen and Rebecca are two of my favorite book bloggers!

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  9. Fantastic! I should really reach out to my independent bookstore more. I love it!

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