It's the first Thursday in July which means that Where in the World Are You Reading (#wwread) kicks off today!! Squeeeeeeee! July's theme is Local Bookstore. Join in anytime before July 26th to be included in the end of month wrap-up. Local bookstore can be any physical brick and mortar store--one you've visited on vacation or one local to you. The bookstore can be an Indie or Chain.
If you aren't familiar with Where in the World Are You Reading yet, please check out the meme page with all of the monthly prompts. Big shout out to Kelly and Lisa for cohosting with me.
a Real Bookstore - Fairview, Texas
My local bookstore, a Real Bookstore is relatively new to the area--it will celebrate it's two year anniversary this November. According to the owner, Teri Tanner “Our guests will enjoy personalized customer service and recommendations, a lively schedule of community and author events, an inviting atmosphere to relax with a book and a glass of wine, and much more.” (yes, that's correct--there is a bar in the bookstore. Holla!)
The bookstore is located about 15 minutes from my house in Fairview, Texas and provides a cozy atmosphere but is still spacious enough to provide many many bookish choices. Normally when I head to the bookstore I gravitate towards the fiction section, but as I had a little one with me during my photo safari we decided to check out the kids section. (click to enlarge)
Below is where I'm most likely to be found when I'm at the bookstore--the book club section! We meet the fourth Thursday of the month for the "Girls Night Out Book Group" and we are never short on laughs. One of these days I will succeed in conning Andi to come with me. Muhahahahaha.
Stacks and stacks of books - one could get lost in the store for hours (especially if you also hit up the wine bar). While I didn't snap any shots, there are couches and seating areas. And even reluctant readers can find something they're interested in. Thanks to my reluctant reader for modeling (actually, he was pretty taken by the BBQ display). Click to enlarge.
So there you have my local bookstore! Also, isn't "a Real Bookstore" a genius name?
Small Note: Jenn from Jenn's Bookshelves is hosting a photo contest in July for her #IndieThursday project. See the IndieThursday Facebook page for more details. If you're joining us for #wwread, consider submitting your photos for #IndieThursday as well.
I can't wait to see your Local Bookstore!
If you haven't already visited your local bookstore, do you really need an excuse?! ;) And be sure to remember that August's theme will be Library hosted by Kelly. See more buzz on twitter with #wwread.