Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Indie Bookstores, Part I

Independent Bookstore (aka Indies, Indie Bookstores): Bookstore not controlled by a larger bookseller chain; often a fixture in the community it serves.

Descriptive Words: diversity, entrepreneurial, inviting, linger, neighborhood, niches, peruse, personal, relaxing, resurgence, quirky, vital, whimsical

Descriptive Phrases: eclectic book selections, stay-awhile cushy chairs and couches near low, tall, and side tables, dedicated booksellers, nooks for browsing, author events, author events tied to community events, suspended lighting soft on the eyes and soft on the books

Sit back to view the following two clips on author, Ann Patchett, and her neighborhood bookstore.  

Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
                                                       Ann Patchett - The Colbert Report - 2012-20-02 - Video Clip ...
Feb 21, 2012
Novelist Ann Patchett discusses the importance of brick-and-mortar bookstores and explains what prompted ...

    Watch Ann talk about independent bookstores.

Flying Pages will feature a second part to Indie Bookstores. In the meantime, do you have a neighborhood bookstore, or have you visited one during the holidays, or while travelling? Let me know within the next week, and I'll be sure to mention it. Stay tuned.