The Magic of Books

Last Saturday I left you about to attend a small event held at the main library in my hometown. To be very honest, I wasn’t expecting much. I had gone to one Meet and Greet at another library, and other than a few friends showing up to support me, it had been a disappointment.

This one turned out to be different. I had been in touch with the library’s public relation person and knew they were expecting eleven authors. It doesn’t begin to compare to the signing events others attend, this was strictly local authors from my area, and I was pleased with the numbers. Corralling my sister into being my PA for the day, we met up at the library early. We caught the proverbial worm, having our choice of tables. It didn’t take long to set up, so we were able to visit with the other authors as they showed up.

I am sorry to say it has been a very long time since I’ve been to the library as a patron. I was amazed at how many people walked through the doors. Not just people for the event, but everyday people taking their kids to the library on a Saturday. Thankfully, there was a lot of traffic for the event too. I sold all of my books except for one, and donated it to the library before I left.

Besides meeting new readers and greeting old friends, I was able to visit with the other authors there. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to spend as much time as I would have liked chatting, but we exchanged cards and added each other to our Facebook pages.

In two weeks, there will be another Author’s Fair at another library in a different parish. Many of us are planning on being there. I look forward to seeing them again and hopefully getting to know them better. It’s also another chance to meet new readers.

Books are a special bonding magic. Every friend I’ve ever made because of books has turned into a lifetime friend. Share your love of books with a friend. You’ll never regret it.

Until next week,

~ Madison

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