Today was Local Author and Small Press Day at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond.
We had snow last night, but it was disappearing by the time I had to leave Staunton, and the snow that had been forecast for this morning didn’t materialize. I did encounter a snow shower on the drive to Richmond, but it was nothing serious, and I arrived and found parking with plenty of time to spare. I even managed to get coffee and a pastry at the Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe on Cary Street just a block from the book store.
There were four of us during the hour I was there: me, Pamela Kinney, William Sells, and an old friend, Jonathan Rintels. We had a steady stream of people chatting with us and buying books, and the time flew. Then it was time for us to clear out and the next “shift” to move in.
The bookstore owner, Kelly, was great to work with on this event. I would love to have had more time–people can’t necessarily come during a one hour window–but it was fun anyway. And of course I managed to acquire a few books while I was there . . .
And the drive home went fast because I’m listening to an excellent book in the car, about which more soon . . .