Saturday, November 1, 2008

A blog By Any Other Name by Margot Justes

I had a signing in a delightful independent book store in Ottawa, Illinois called the Book

They did not have a mouse, but they did have a real live kitten; seven months old with a mischievous glint in his eye and an appetite for pretzels. He had the run of the place and took full advantage, his favorite perch on top of the tall book case allowed him to view his domain...

To keep the kitten company, another critter, a chinchilla with an affinity for pumpkin seeds. Stairs from the cage allowed him to go down and provide some exercise for the kitten. As the saying goes–and the chase was on…

The Book Mouse is one of those great full of personality and ambiance independent book stores that serves the local community and warmly welcomes authors. I felt right at home.

Till next Saturday,
Margot Justes
A Hotel in Paris ISBN 978-1-59080-534-3
Art brought her to Paris, then a stranger’s death changes her life.
Missing ISBN 978-1-59080-611 1
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Morgan Mandel said...

I miss the small independent bookstores we used to have in Arlington Heights. I had my book launch party for my first book at Victoria's Books. Now it's a bike shop.

Morgan Mandel

Deb Larson said...

I wish I'd known you were going to be at the Book Mouse - I'm about 15 minutes away from Ottawa.
Hope it was a successful day for you!!!
DL Larson