Friday, October 8, 2010

INDIE LIMELIGHT -- Old Towne Books in Oswego, IL!

I was honored and thrilled when Old Towne Books & Tea in Oswego, IL (western suburb of Chicago) offered to host the Nightshade City book launch party (this Saturday)! My husband and I stopped by a couple weeks back to drop off a few things (like my ginormous Nightshade City poster!) and of course check the place out!

Well, it did NOT disappoint! It's a lovely house converted into a store in the downtown area of Oswego. The two owners we met, Joe and Mary, couldn't have been more gracious. Joe took me around the store and his eyes lit up as soon as he started talking about his love of books and how happy we was to be able to share them with others! He's also a huge fan of Redwall, so it was pretty cool to see all the rodents already lining Old Towne's shelves! ;)

Old Towne Books & Tea
 Old Towne has a fantastic kid's section, which I know my daughter could spend hours in! They made the store exceptionally cozy and welcoming. Along with their vast selection of new books, they also have a huge used books section at amazing prices--my husband might have attacked these while we were there!

Old Towne has hosted some amazing authors, among them, Kristen Walker, author of A Match Made in High School, and I know you all know her!

So, if you live in the Chicagoland area, I highly suggest you check out Old Towne Books. Not only do they have a great selection, but they know their stuff! They are bookavores, like the rest of us and absolutely love what they do!

I will be at Old Towne Books & Tea this Saturday, October 9th, from 2-6pm! I will be signing copies of Nightshade City (of course!!) and will also be passing out fun book swag and Halloween treats for the kids! If you live in the area, please come say "hi!" and grab some rice crispy treats and candy corn!!! See how I lure you in with my tasty wares?? ;)

xoxo -- Hilary

12 comments:

  1. so so so cool! Have a blast!

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  2. Have a great time at your party Hilary. That sounds like my kind of bookstore.

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  3. It must be an amazing feeling to have a day like this finally come for you. Many congratulations! I can't wait to read it.

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  4. Oh I WISH I could be there! Congratulations!

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  5. The bookstore sounds charming- have a great time at the signing! Wish I could be there - I used to live in the Chicago suburbs, but I'm in Colorado now :(

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  6. That sounds like a fabulous setting to have your launch party! I actually drive from Michigan to Wisonsin (and back) a fair amount and will have to make a detour and stop by Old Towne at some point to support an indie bookstore. :)

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  7. Wish I could stop in. Hope it all went well for you! :O)

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  8. Have a wonderful time...I wish we were a bit closer. :(

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  9. Have a great launch party! I wish I were in the area.

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  10. I bet your party was awesome! What a fun time of year to launch a book!

    Shelley

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  11. Congratulations on your release, and it's about rodents! Being a Redwall fan, I'll have to check this out. Keep up the good writ!

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  12. Thanks everyone!!! It was so much fun! I had a great time and managed to sell some books too! I gave out tiny rubber rats to all the kids. Those were a huge hit!!!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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