Regional book conference

October 24, 2007

Last weekend was the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s annual conference, so Vinnie and I spent the weekend (our 12th wedding anniversary!) in Baltimore.

As with any independent bookseller meeting, the morale boost is the best part of it all for me. I leave there with lots of hope and great ideas of how to improve my store, and I just hope now I’ll be able to find the time to implement them all. As always, please feel free to pass on your suggestions of things you would like to see here at WORD.

It was our first visit to Baltimore and even though we didn’t have time to see much of the city, we had a delicious dinner at a tapas restaurant called Pazo and really enjoyed visiting some local bookstores. One store that made us green with envy was Atomic Books, be sure to check it out if you get to Baltimore one day. They specialize in graphic books and comics, but have a great selection of lit mags and toys and just expanded to a second store around the corner called Atomic Pop. They are way cool and so is their website, and we hope one day we will be able to sell our stock online as they do. So much time, so little to do….

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