Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kids <3 Authos


Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, teachers, cousins, babysitter, etc--there's a HUGE indie bookstore initiative happening on Saturday, Valentine's Day.

Children's authors and illustrators (especially in New England, but also in diverse other places--check out the site!) are coming down to their local independents so that they can meet their fanbase--kids--directly. There are more than 40 bookstores involved, and more than 170 authors. Check 'em out.

For those of you who live in areas not represented, bring the news to your local authors and indies; hopefully the event will grow even bigger next year.

Thanks, AC Gaughen, for looping me in!

6 comments:

AC Gaughen said...

Thanks so much for the post! We hope it's going to be an AMAZING day!

Silicon Valley Diva said...

I LOVE this idea. I often bring my kids to book readings by local children authors. We would be in heaven with such an event :-) Wish they would do something like this near us!

Kiki Hamilton said...

What a perfect way to spend a Saturday! Wish I was there...

Mitali Perkins said...

It's going to be a New England-wide extravaganza with so many stores and authors and illustrators, but it's also happening in Los Angeles, Seattle Seattle, Salt Lake City and Florida. Thanks for sending so many people to our site with this post today!

Jo said...

Wow so great!

JES said...

What a terrific idea.

Like most such, it seems obvious in retrospect but just took some genius(es) to speak up and then make it happen.

Thanks for the heads-up, moonie. Hope they'll make it an annual do!