Before I start YA Highway for this week, a quick piece of news and plea for help:
I have been asked to join a LOVELY bunch of ladies contributing to a blog about writing called The Writer Diaries (also tweeting here). It's not YA specific in case you are wondering, it's a group of fantastic ladies (I am by far the LEAST AWESOME of the AWESOME on offer) hoping to bring fresh ideas and some writerly secrets to the table.
It launches this Saturday so PLEASE come visit us / promote us - help us out ;)
Onto YA Highway's Road Trip Wednesday where the topic is:
Imagine you get to open your own bookstore. What would it look like? What kinds of books would you sell?
Awesome question. Mine would have wooden bookshelves and comfy sofas. There would be a tea shop. People would be encouraged to browse, to sit and read, to put their feed up with a piece of cake and cup of tea. Experts in the genre would be available to help advise people, a walking talking 'if you bought ___ you'd like ____'. I'd sell all kinds of books, but of course have a great YA section.
I'd have a 'bookswap' section where people could bring and leave a book. I'd run a book club.
I'd encourage people to write reviews on cards and leave them by books. I'd want people to chat about books. I want this bookshop now!
In the meantime, I'm making a tea and putting my feet up. Cheers!
What does your bookshop look like?