One boy's quest to get his book of poetry in at least one bookstore in every single state.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Yes, Virginia. There is a Sensational Spectacular - VA

Query email sent to -

Givens Books - Lynchburg
Prince Books - Norfolk
Book People - Richmond
Creatures 'n Crooks Bookshoppe - Richmond
Sweet Briar Collehe Bookstore - Sweet Briar
Olsson's - various locations

Friday, May 16, 2008

Saint Lunatics - MO

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River Reader Books - Lexington
Book House - St. Louis
Left Bank Books - St. Louis

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bluegrass Derby - KY

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Eldora's Books - Cadiz
Carmichael's Books - Louisville

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Rock Powerhouse or America's Heartland - KS

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Town Crier - Emporia
Rainy Day Books - Fairway
The Book Barn - Leavenworth
Claflin Books - Manhattan
Varney's Bookstore - Manhattan
Watermark Books - Wichita


I've fallen behind. I just wanted to publicly acknowledge it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Land of Enchantment - NM

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Bookworks - Albuquerque
Page 1 - Albuquerque
Garcia Street Books - Santa Fe
Brodsky Bookshop - Taos
Moby Dickens - Taos

Monday, May 5, 2008

Black Mountain Home - NC

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Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe - Asheville
Market Street Books - Chapel Hill
Park Road Books - Charlotte
Duck's Cottage Book Shop - Duck
The Regulator Bookshop - Durham
Page After Page - Elizabeth City
City Lights, NC - Sylva
Two Sisters Bookery - Wilmington

Friday, May 2, 2008

Catching Up

For anyone who's playing along at home, I'm taking the weekend off.

I've fallen behind in updating the links & I'm actually getting responses (!) meaning what little time I have budgeted for this needs to go to responding to emails & shipping out copies of my book.

I'll continue the outward push on Monday.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dum spiro spero - SC

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The Happy Bookseller - Columbia
The Open Book - Greenville
Burry Bookstore - Hartsville
Litchfield Books - Pawleys Island

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

In the Sunshine of Your Love - FL

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Books and Books - Coral Gables
Goerings - Gainesville
Book Bank USA - Largo
Urban Think Bookstore - Orlando
Andrea's Bookstore - Palatka
By the Book - Palm Coast
Bayboro Books - St. Petersburg
Circle Books - Sarasota
Sarasota New and Books - Sarasota
Sanibel Island Bookshop - Sanibel
Inkwood Books - Tampa

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We All Will Be Received in Graceland - TN

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Cover to Cover Books - Arlington
Rockpoint Books - Chattanooga
Carpe Librum Booksellers - Knoxville
Burke's Book Store - Memphis
Xanadu Books & Music - Memphis

Monday, April 28, 2008

You're a Peach - GA

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A Cappella Books - Atlanta
Horton's Books & Gifts - Carrollton
Eagle Eye Book Shop - Decatur
Dog Ear Books - Madison
Humpus Bumpus Books - Roswell
G.J. Ford Bookshop - Sea Island
The Book & Cranny - Statesboro

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sharing the Wonder - AL

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Booksmith - Birmingham
Page & Palette - Fairhope
Eclipse Coffee & Books - Montevallo
Capitol Book & News Co. - Montgomery

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Naturally - AR

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Nightbird Books - Fayetteville
That Bookstore in Blytheville - Blytheville

Friday, April 25, 2008

Oh, What A Beautiful Morning - OK

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Full Circle Books - Oklahoma City
Steve's Sundry, Books & Magazines - Tulsa

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Don't Mess With - TX

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BookPeople - Austin
Blue Willow Book Shop - Houston
Brazos - Houston
The Twig Book Shop - San Antonio

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Mighty Mississip - MS

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TurnRow Book Co. - Greenwood
Lemuria - Jackson
Square - Oxford
Reed's - Tupelo

Day 1

I'm starting this blog mostly as a way of disciplining myself - some kind of public responsibility - as I embark on the project of trying to get my first book of poetry, Sensational Spectacular, into at least one book store in every state.

The plan: Every day, I'll email at least one (but probably more) bookstores in one state. At the end of 50 days, I'll have at least made contact with 50 bookstores, giving me a necessary conversion of 100% if I want to reach my goal.


OK - so, obviously, hitting more than one bookstore per state is essential to success here.

I'm using the NewPages indie bookstores list as my guide, supplementing it when I can with actual first hand knowledge of various bookstores.

This is, of course, where you come in. Feel free to comment at any time with the name/website of a bookstore in your area that might consider carrying my book.

More info -
another blog -
publisher's page -