The Greenlight is another one of those great indies. Medium sized, great inventory, and the kind of place you could park yourself for half a day and get absorbed in all they have on the shelves! I visited on a Sunday and the danger with that is you might not get to meet the owner. I was disappointed to miss the owner but the trade-off was that I met two wonderful people who were welcoming and very impressed when I told them that I came all the way from Iowa just to see their bookstore. This is another common theme with all the indies; a super staff, friendly, knowledgeable, and anxious to talk about books. People, when you go to these places talk to the staff. They love to talk about their favorite books! I could just kick myself that I didn't get more pictures but that will change as I visit more indies and continue down the line with this blog.
The people at these places always have a favorite or two to recommend. Here at Greenlight it was, Safe As Houses, by Marie-Helene Bertino. Haven't read it yet so can't comment but the book was published by the University of Iowa Press and won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. The author lives in Brooklyn. And I went all the way there to buy it. And it's autographed. I better move it to the top of my "unread" pile! Go to an indie and buy a book. Bonsoir!
- the worlds sweetest man just stopped in from Iowa, on a national see-all-the-indy-bookstores-he-can tour. sold him SAH by
...and I made Twitter again.
CURRENTLY READING: The Naked and The Dead, Norman Mailer. WWII. So far so good.
JUST FINISHED: Other Voices, Other Rooms, Truman Capote. His first published novel. Gets great reviews but I think it's overrated. But hey, a lot of people like it. 2 stars.