We are so lucky to have our indie bookstores. Every time I walk into Book Passage in their Corte Madera (or smaller but hip San Francisco) store I breath in the familiar smell of print books, and wander the isles where I can browse titles and colorful covers. It is a marvel to actually be able to pick up a book, and flip through the pages. There is a particular magic to holding a book in hand, while the hustle and bustle of human interaction buzzes in the background.
Book Passage has such a lively array of services for readers and authors that it has become a hub for the community of Marin. A meeting place for authors (famous as well as undiscovered), readers, coffee drinkers, food and wine lovers, travel writers, illustrators, it’s a fun place to connect with friends and/or get a creative buzz.
In addition to attending their conferences and classes, Michael and I signed up for their “Path to Publishing” Program, directed by Sam Barry. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to Sam for his help. It’s one thing to write a novel, and quite another to decide how to publish it. I was in complete overwhelm mode when I stumbled into Book Passage to speak with Sam Barry. Sam guided us through the many publishing options and helped us in the final stages of turning Christa’s Luck from a manuscript into a finished product.
FYI- they happen to have an incredible Teen Fiction section! Christa’s Luck is available for purchase at Book Passage and the best part: you can buy it from them online so even if you live outside of the Bay Area you can still support this wonderful local book store.