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The Magic of Bookstores

I got to hear author/illustrator Matt Tavares read this afternoon at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, MA. Red & Lulu is one of my family’s holiday favorites.

Every time I go to a reading, this occurs:
Child raises hand and blurts out, “Wait, you wrote that book?!”
Child leans forward and listens differently.
[Important imagining occurs.]

If you haven’t signed up to be on the mailing list of your local indie bookstore, I recommend doing so. Bookstores are gems for giving you and the kids in your life amazing opportunities to have upfront access to your favorite authors and illustrators. For free!