2. Word after Word Bookstore in Truckee, CA now has a website - wordafterwordbooks.com
3. Green Apple Books in San Francisco is celebrating it's 50th anniversary September 9 and 10. Go on their website to get the details.
4. Amazon Books opened last week in Santana Row (San Jose, CA). They have 3500 unique titles, and all the books must have a rating of 4.8/5 or higher. They have 9 bookstores total. The1st one opened in Seattle in November of 2015. And the 2nd Bay Area store will be coming to Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza. I also learned these stats:
In 2009, there were 1651 independent bookstores.
At the end of 2016, there were 2321 independent bookstores.
In 1995, the number was approx. 7000.
In 2000, there were about 4000.
5. Shelly King, author of The Moment of Everything (and one of our very 1st RBC authors) will be conducting writing classes at her home in Felton. Here are the dates:
9/30 - 9-5
10/14 - 9-1
10/28 - 9-1
11/11 - 9-1
You can go to her website - www.shellyking.com/wp4 - for more information.