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Multi-Author Book Signing and Membership Drive at Our Local Bookstore was a Rousing Successful

I attended a wonderful book signing last Saturday. Our local bookstore, Always Buying Books, hosted a multi-author book signing and membership drive for the Joplin Writers’ Guild. I arrived about a half hour after the signing began and the place was packed.

Seeing so many of my colleagues surrounded by their work and sporting huge smiles made my heart sing. Hearing them discuss their books with readers was magical. I aspire to one day participate in such an event.

I bought two copies of a book from one of our amazing local authors, Marty Knox. They will make fabulous gifts for my friends. I already had most of the books on local author display. Marty signed my books, and then I browsed the bookstore. I ended up buying six more books and two gift certificates.

The event was a lot of fun. I was there for over an hour. I’m not sure how many books my colleagues sold, but the Joplin Writers’ Guild enrolled six new members. Everyone had a great time. I call that a rousing success.

If you’re looking for a great gift idea this holiday season, I highly recommend purchasing a book by a local author. It’s a thoughtful gift that means something special to not only the recipient, but the author who poured heart and soul into the piece, as well.

It’s always a good idea to shop at your local stores such as Always Buying Books. If you live in the Joplin area, I highly recommend you check out this fun and eclectic store sometime. Always Buying Books is located at 5357 North Main Street in Joplin.

Most local authors sell their books on Amazon if online shopping is your preference. Many local authors also sell their work on Google eBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Nobel. I urge you to give the gift of a great story to a loved one and pick one up for yourself while you’re at it. You’ll be glad you did.

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