Mah fran = my fun friend. I love it. LOVE IT, DO YOU HEAR ME? Arlston’s is the book store that just opened in Corydon. Here is their web site. It’s still under construction (the web site, not the book store), but it’s gorgeous, and it shows how cool the store is.
For one thing, they’re open on Sunday, so I can drop in after church for a cup of coffee and a browse and a chat. For another thing, they love local writers, and are very supportive of us. Not, of course, to the extent of “lending” us money, but certainly to the extent of scheduling signings for us.
Here are some pictures I took of the store, which is coals to Newcastle, if you look at the beautiful pictures on Arlston’s web site.
In the back, on the other side of the staircase, is where they have their art and gifts, their signing/reading area and their FREE COFFEE.
They order stuff for you, too. I asked for a cryptic crossword book, and Veronica looked it up and let me pick the one that wasn’t too hard and didn’t cost too much. You probably don’t get service like that at BooksAMillion.
So, IF IT EVER STOPS SNOWING, check out Arlston’s hours and drop in to see them. I can always find something to buy there, dammit.
WRITING PROMPT: A character walks into a bookstore. What kind is it? Does he/she know the assistant/owner? Does he/she run into someone new or someone familiar or someone once-known? Spill coffee on a book?
Nancy WilliamsJanuary 26, 2011 at 12:51pm
Looks like a nice store. An author I know here owns a second hand book store.
She passed the line of books that told her how to boil water and the sprinklers suddenly came on. She ducked under the stairway to avoid a shower and found the furry books that let kids touch and learn; a mouse scampered across the pages. She glanced out the large picture window at the stream of sunlight spreading its beams over numerous volumes and was transported to her favorite fictional meadow. Ah…this is nice.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author
Marian AllenJanuary 26, 2011 at 1:20pm
Oh, what fun, Nancy! I love her imagination. 🙂