I’ve always had trouble spelling the name of this state.
New thing of the day: I flew on Independence Air, a small airline that flies between smaller cities. Cool thing about this company: their stupid safety instructions (like showing you how to buckle your seat belt) are delivered by comedian Dennis Miller who manages to be both snarky (“If the oxygen bag comes down from the overhead panel, it’s a sign that you are having a bad day.”) and informational. That was neat.
I visited two bookstores and snuck in two walks on a beautiful spring day. It’s hard to top that.
Stop one was Dandy Tales in New Canaan. I think the official colors of New Canaan are pink and lime green. Dandy Tales is their official children’s bookstore. It has only been open since August and already has a loyal following of kids and teens.
Some of the teenagers who came out.
Taylor made cookies.
From the Land of Pink and Green (and Cookies) I went to Greenwich, to Diane’s Books. Wow. Just wow. It’s one of those bookstores that smells great and feels cozy and you find yourself praying for a freak blizzard that will strand you there for three weeks or so. We had a great crowd, including members of the Danbury Daughter-Mother Book Club who read PROM and kindly gave me a list of their discussion questions.
Crowd to my left.
Crowd to my left.
Lauren and Elizabeth from Rye, NY who asked lots of questions and took notes and probably earned enough extra credit points to get them through high school.
Tomorrow I head west again:
1pm Anderson’s, 120 W. Jefferson, Naperville, IL 630-355-2665
7-9pm Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, Eck Center, Notre Dame, IN, 574-631-6320
On Friday night I’ll be in Indianapolis. Saturday is the big blow-out at The River’s End bookstore in Oswego, NY.