The Modern Indie Bookstore Experience

I had a great afternoon at the Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown, PA  today. I went to pick up this treasure from the used section they had posted on their website, a book about Secretariat released in 1974 at the height of his life. It is written and signed by author Raymond Wolfe, Jr. and is full of old photos of Secretariat, his races and his people.

Secretariat BookI had not been to Firefly Books before and it will definitely be the first of many visits. They have a wonderful selection of very old books including the early hardcover Hardy Boys mysteries of my childhood, an early edition of The Velveteen Rabbit, old and new cookbooks, a huge section of lovely art books and various current titles.  The atmosphere is very positive and comforting, just what the word browsing was meant to convey.

Another impressive moment was getting the entire update on how the new Kobo reader program for buying ebooks through Indie Bookstores works. I was interested in this because all three of the Quincy the Horse Books are being released on all ebook platforms in March. The owner was not only helpful in demonstrating the various Kobo readers, he also had information about a computer program that enables one to convert ebooks that have been purchased for one brand of reader to another. More on that in a future post once I have actually tried to do it!

For now here is a link about how ebooks can now be purchased on Indie bookstore websites for anyone who has not heard about the program.

http://www.indiebound.org/ebooks

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About Pathfinder Pursuits

Camille is a licensed clinical social worker and writer. She is the author of the Quincy the Horse children's books.
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