Friday, October 16, 2015

Village Story Peddlers


Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT
The DMS wants to send some good cheer out to those wonderful independent books sellers, so, we're giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky winner to spend at their local book nook. Wrap up the gift of a story, just in time for the holiday season! 

Pre-order today to enter, and don't forget, if you've already purchased The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, send us a copy of your receipt, and you are eligible to win. Good luck to all!

Send proof of purchase to haightjess@gmail.com

Nantucket Bookworks, Nantucket, MA
 What is your favorite book to chat about?
 

This summer, I've been leaning heavily toward The Secret History. It's an earlier novel by Donna Tartt, who wrote this summer's bestseller The Goldfinch, and it's the story of a young man from the midwest who becomes enmeshed in an intellectually lofty... read more


Linda's Story Time, Monroe, CT
What is your favorite book to chat about?

One of my favorite books to talk about is Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. Lilly is a handful - just the way I like my young characters... read more!

Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT
What is your favorite book to chat about? 

My favorite book to chat about would be the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. These books have become part of my family’s culture, and we frequently refer to characters... read more

To request a REVIEW COPY for THE SECRET FILES OF FAIRDAY MORROW  
please contact: Samuel Terris
sterris@penguinrandomhouse.com

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68 comments:

  1. Hi Jess - the book shops look wonderful - so bright, cheerful and welcoming. I've been reading lots of historical books across the eras - related to Africa, as well as the world we have known for 2,000 + years ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary- We love the book shops. Each one is a delight! Sounds like you have been doing a lot of fascinating reading! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  2. *sigh* I wish I had an indie on Long Island. The only one here only does celeb signings. I miss my old indie from when I was a kid. they closed down when I Was about 10 or so and it broke my heart!

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    1. Beth Ellyn Summer- It is so sad when indie book stores close. We hope another one opens up near you soon. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  3. A nice place to sit and read, as such shops sure do look cozy

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    1. Spot on, Pat! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  4. Too many of the Independents are closing here. Too many bookshops are closing.
    And I do love talking books, reading books, strokng books...

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    1. Elephant's Child- It breaks my heart whenever an indie bookstore closes. They are so magical! We are right there with you when it comes to loving books. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  5. Sounds such lovely place to spend time!

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    1. Romance Reader- Definitely! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  6. I love the Little House series too. We don't have an Indie book store locally. We used to but it didn't last. It's sad.

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    1. Beverly- the Little House books remind us of when we were little. Half Pint was the best! So sorry to hear you don't have any local indie bookstores near you. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  7. Yay for indie bookstores. Fantastic giveaway.

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    1. Medeia- We love them too! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  8. The book shops look wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Nas- We love each of them and are always finding more that we want to explore. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  9. Great pictures, looks like places I would want to visit

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    1. Brandi- For sure! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  10. Hooray for independent book stores! Montpelier is my favorite book store town in Vermont.

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    1. The Armchair Squid- Now we have a new place that we must visit. Sounds like a marvelous town. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  11. Love the pictures. Our bookstore moved. :( I miss it so much. I miss sniffing all the books. Wonderful giveaway, you guys. *waves*

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    1. Robyn- So glad you love the giveaway! :) Sorry to hear your bookstore moved. :( We hope another one moves in soon. *waves back* ~Jess and Stephanie

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  12. Not too many independent stores near me, but lots of charity shops that have wonderful selections. What a great giveaway and loved seeing the photos of the delightful shops.

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    1. TBM- So happy you liked the pictures. The stores are just wonderful. Sorry you don't have many independent bookstores near you, but awesome that you have a lot of charity stores that sell books. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  13. Triste mesmo... Fiquei chateada! =/

    Aquela bebida é boa. Deu super certo pra mim.

    Que bacana! Boa sorte para todos.

    Ótima segunda!

    Beijo! ^^

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amanda! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  14. What great pictures! The only bookstore I have by me is BAM. The staff is amazing there. I love them. I wish we had more locally owned bookstores, though.

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    1. Kelly- Thanks! Visiting bookstores is a wonderful treat. Glad to hear you have a bookstore near you where the staff is amazing. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  15. So glad you're supporting the indies. At my recent SCBWI conference, I volunteered to help set up the bookstore and got to work alongside those magnificent women. They are SO much fun...and they love books! You don't really see that enthusiasm from chain bookstore workers.

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    1. Stephanie- We love indie bookstores. :) How awesome you were able to work alongside some of the sellers at the SCBWI conference. Awesome! They really know their books. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  16. Great giveaway. Indies need all the support we can give them.

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    1. Kelly- Thanks! We love indie bookstores. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  17. That bookstore looks like one of the neatest places in the world.

    It's nearly release time........Big grin.

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    1. Sandra- We love exploring bookstores. Can't believe release time is right around the corner. We are over the moon! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  18. I love every one of those book stores. They look so inviting!

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    1. Patty- We agree! Fun to visit for sure! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  19. Hello DMS. Books and bookshops! I wanted to lick this post! What a generous offer! I have a flourishing bookstore/cafe near me, where I spend so much time drinking coffee, writing, and buying great books. :-)

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    1. Denise- You crack us up! So awesome to hear you have such a fantastic bookstore/cafe near your house. Sounds like a delightful place to spend the day. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  20. Aww this store is SO cute!! My local indies aren't too close, but I LOVE visiting them :)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. Rachel- Glad to hear you at least have some indies to visit that aren't too far away. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  21. Wonderful post, that children's book display looks amazing. Who could fail to be drawn in by it?

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    1. Tracy- We love the display too! So enchanting! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  22. Those are such quaint looking book stores! Unfortunately, there aren't many like them left. The big stores like Barnes and Noble have put them out of business.

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    1. Sherry- Quaint bookstores are such treats to explore. Of course, having any bookstores to explore is a definite must! We are lucky in that CT has a lot of indie bookstores still holding strong. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  23. I love indie book shops. There seems to be not too many left. The ambience in such book shops is so much different from brand ones.
    Hugs!:))

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    1. ToTylkoJa- You are so right! The ambiance in independent bookstores can't be beat. Love them! ~Jess and Stephanie

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    1. Mary- Thanks! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  25. Lots of great suggestions! Gotta love the amazing independent bookstores around the country.

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    1. Meradeth- We love finding new independent bookstores. So many great places to spend time and look for books. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  26. Loved these bookstores. Enjoy your break!

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    1. Claudine- Aren't they delightful? Thanks! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  27. Got to love the independent booksellers. :)

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    1. David- Definitely! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  28. So I know I commented last week and it either disappeared or the internet swallowed it. *sigh* Independent bookstores rock! You have such AWESOME branding.

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    1. Crystal- Sorry your comment got lost in the space of the internet. We are so happy you came back to comment again! Thanks for the compliment. ~Jess and Stephanie

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  29. Books and books galore and then book shops! Awesome post!

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    1. Olivia Rose- Thanks! Books are awesome! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  30. I adore these little book shops...I could spend hours in them.

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    1. Kimba- Hours and hours for sure! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  31. I've never lived in the US so I don't know any of those shops in particular but they look so cool to me!

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    1. Olivia- Savannah, Glad the shops looks cool to you. Hope you have some great ones near you! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  32. Sweet idea for a competition! See you when you're back. :-)

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    1. Mishka- Thanks! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  33. There's just something wonderful about a bookstore, isn't there? Congratulations on your upcoming release! Enjoy the break! :)

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    1. Karen- Totally! Bookstores are the best! Thanks so much. It is hard to believe the release is right around the corner! ~Jess and Stephanie

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  34. We don't have any independent books stores now (only chains). Even though I love them too, I really miss my indies!!

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    1. Jemi- We love our indies, but chains are good too! We love anyplace we can buy books. :) Glad you have bookstores in your area. Hope an indie moves in! ~Jess and Stephanie

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