New Jersey’s Indie Bookstores, Up Close and Personal

womrathsThis past weekend, I drove up and down the the state of New Jersey, hitting as many indie bookstores as I could, and some cafes as well.  That’s because I was trying to distribute a broadsheet of the first chapter of the book that I had made.  (By the way, I need to thank Todd Dills of the2ndhand.com for not only giving me the initial idea to do this, but also for his help on figuring out what kind of paper to use.  And again, big thanks to Noah Dempewolf for his killer illustrations and design.)

On the first day, I drove about 230 miles, arriving at the first store, Books & Greetings, at around 10:30am.  After that, I stopped at Womraths, because it was only about five minutes away from Books & Greetings.  Then it was to Bookends, which somehow ended up being slightly north of where I was.  At this point, I looked at my list of stores to hit, and was slightly disheartened that I still had twelve more to go.cafeeclectic

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