I’ve wanted to visit Fountain Bookstore since Maggie Stiefvater mentioned it on one of her social media channels. If you don’t already know, she sends her signed books and other goodies to the store. I already have several signed books by Maggie from when I attended a signing at Books & Books in Miami several years ago, but I did manage to score a signed copy of The Raven Boys, which I didn’t have a physical copy of. Apart from Maggie’s signed copies they have a fairly large selection of signed books which is super cool.
What I love best about independent bookstores is the personal experience. The person who helped me, I think his name was Chris asked me about why I liked Maggie Stiefvater (they get quite a few fans – no surprise) but he’d never actually met one. I’m fairly certain I convinced him to read her books now. He, however, got me to buy Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer, which I have seen, but haven’t really picked up. However, he said it was one of the best fantasy books he’s read in a long time and that it had him in tears. He had me at “sobbing”.
I also picked up my book club’s next read which is, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I’m super excited to read this one!