Joseph Beth's Booksellers--- Hands down the BEST bookstore I have ever had the pleasure of camping out in! A treasure trove of precious book gems. This particular business has been in Cincinnati for decades and, back in my high school years, provided me with a location to sit and read what ever YA book I found on their shelves that interested me.
What I find most interesting is that all those year ago, the YA section consisted of only 2 of the book shelves you see in the photo above. My my my how the years have changed the landscape of YA and NA books. According to a very nice bookseller that works there, the YA section is the 3rd largest in their entire store. AMAZING! And here's an even more wonderful, cherished and fantastical fact: Joseph Beth's shelves more than just YA books from the "big 5 book houses"; they also shelve books from small and independent press houses!!!
That is so beyond wonderful because my fantastic publisher--Omnific publishing--is a small press house and their books are sold through one of the distributors that Joseph Beth's uses! AAAHHHH!!! I am so excited at the mere possibility of having my book Legendary stocked in their amazeballs YA section.
Now nothing is official yet, especially since my book does not release until Feb 25th. I just have to hope my amazing publisher and publicist can help me pull this off! Wish us luck ;-)
I am hoping to have a special book review posted by a dear friend of mine. Her book blogger handle is Miss Little Book Addict's House of Books. So if you are interested check back around Wednesday and check it out.