Talking About Books from Knowlton to Westmount

It was a beautiful day to be in a bookstore yesterday. Sunny and blue skies outside and sunny smiles inside. Here are a few of my photos from the first Canadian edition of Authors for Indies Day.

Authors for Indies Day

Me outside Brome Lake Books in Knowlton

Brome Lake Books is located right next to a stream where the fish were spawning. (I suppose they were excited about Authors for Indies Day, too!) In the photo below, we are standing in the corner of the store dedicated to Louise Penny, author of the Armand Gamache books. The fictional town of Three Pines was created using several small towns in the Eastern Townships in Quebec of which Knowlton is one.

Authors for Indies Day in Knowlton

Danny, owner of Brome Lake Books (seated), author, Julia K. Rohan (right) and me (left)

People in Knowlton are so friendly. Cuisines & Racines, a pastry shop right across the street from the bookstore, provided us with fresh coffee, cupcakes and small French cakes for the day.

Goodies at Authors for Indies Day

Coffee and treats for customers courtesy of Cuisines & Racines.

And my friends, Jennifer and Kim (blogger Tranquil Dreams), made the long drive out to the Eastern Townships to show their support.

Friends at Authors for Indies Day

My friends, Jennifer (left) and Kim (right).

In the afternoon, I raced back to Montreal to get to Barbar en Ville in Westmount where I hung out with author, Michelle Franklin and owner, Maya Byers.

Barbar en Ville

(left to right) me, Maya Byers (owner) and author, Michelle Franklin

It was a really fun day and a great experience. If you didn’t get a chance to drop by one of the many bookstores taking part, be on the lookout for Authors for Indies Day next year.

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