We finally made it to Atlanta after 16 hours in the car!  And it was worth every long, tiring, back-aching minute.  I visited my good friends at FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE, twice, once for a reading and then a writers’ workshop.  Also made some new friends at A NOVEL EXPERIENCE in Zebulon, Georgia, HORTON’S BOOKS AND GIFTS in Carrollton, Georgia, and THE BLUE ELEPHANT in Decatur, Georgia – three great independent bookstores.

And FYI:

Horton’s is the oldest bookstore in Georgia.

A Novel Experience shows foreign films every other Friday night and is located right down the road from the University of Georgia’s Agricultural Experiment Station where they invented the science of freezing foods — not sure why I find that so fascinating — but I do!

The Blue Elephant wraps their books in brown paper and ties them up with a string — love it — as these are a few of my favorite things.  Sorry, raised performing The Sound of Music at home.  (I was always Gretel.)

And FOXTALE sales the best t-shirt EVER!  

I’ve enjoyed a few days at home, just enough time to pet the doggies, wash some clothes and dust the house.  Off again, on Friday when I’ll be heading to Asheville for a little champagne sipping and book signing — details to follow shortly.

See you on the road.

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Posted June 17, 2009 at 7:34 am · 1 comment · Leave a Comment


  1. Leisa Hammett, June 18th, 2009, 9:00 am

    Sounds like fun and great camaraderie. I enjoyed reading about all those stores in Georgia, where I used to live.

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