Tuesday, October 4, 6:00P : University Book Store in BELLEVUE
990 102nd Ave NE (across from QFC)
Bellevue, WA 98004
Thursday, October 6, 7:00P : University Book Store in MILL CREEK
Mill Creek Town Center
15311 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA 98012
The folks at the UW bookstores have ever been gracious and helpful. I've been in their back storeroom, and believe me, I've yet to see a griping poster like the one from embittered former Borders employees making the Twitter rounds:
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Speaking of bookstores going out of business, there have been rumors of Amazon starting up a Kindle subscription service. Unlimited reading for a monthly flat fee, a la Netflix. Err--Qwikster. Whatever. Kindle has also joined Nook in allowing library lending. I've checked several titles of bestsellers at King County Library System and don't see any "Send to Kindle" option, but I'll check up next time I'm in. One thing I know they will very soon carry is Mia and the Magic Cupcakes! Just Monday I shipped their processor five copies. Hip hip hooray!
Meanwhile, if you're a bookstore (and library) lover like I'm (as Foghorn Leghorn would say) and the last few paragraphs of this post disturbed and saddened you, come hang out with me at the bestest independent bookstores in the West! Free gift-wrapping and shipping--and, seriously, when's the last time your Kindle or Nook did that for you?