Today is Buy Indie Day, which means buy something from your local or favorite independent bookstore. If you've noticed, lately I've been running the logo on my blog. I encourage everyone to support those independent booksellers who do so much for our local communities, and for the world of books.
My favorite independent bookstore is the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ. I wasn't going over there today, but I called them up and ordered two books so I could pick them up later in the week.
I'm a big Kate Ellis fan, and her books are hard to find in this country. But, Poisoned Pen carries them. So, I'll be picking up her book, The Devil's Priest. Here's the description from her website. "In 1539 King Henry VIII is completing his ruthless destruction of England’s monasteries. And the ripples of this seismic change are felt even in the small northern port of Liverpool.
"When novice nun, Agnes Moore, ejected from her convent and staying with resentful relatives, claims to have been attacked in the ancient chapel of St Mary del Quay on Liverpool’s waterfront by Satan himself, her former abbess, Lady Katheryn Bulkeley, comes to her aid. Then a young priest is found dead in the River Mersey, his right hand hacked off, and Katheryn suspects that Liverpool harbours some disturbing secrets." There's more, but I don't really like to read too much description before I read the book.
The other book I bought was Louise Ure's Liar's Anonymous. I've already
read it, but my library's book budget is tighter than usual this year. Every library in Arizona should own this, with the Phoenix and Tucson settings, so now my library will have a copy.
What did you buy today from your favorite independent bookstore? And, name that bookstore!