Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                           November 2016 issue 2
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Bookstore Besties! Share the Joy of the Bookies!

Bookstore besties

Love our store? Introduce us to a friend who hasn't been here before, and we will give each of you a $5 gift certificate for the store, and also enter you into a prize drawing to win a $150 Bookies gift card!

Just bring your friend in to see us at the front counter, or forward them this newsletter to print out or show on their phone!
Two $150 gift cards are available, giving two customers a chance to win! 
Please note that you and your friend must both be over 18. Here are some more details:
  • Offer runs from now until the close of business on December 24th 2016
  • One $5 gift certificate per customer; customer must be present in store to receive their $5 certificate
  • One entry into the $150 draw per customer
  • Drawing will be made on December 26th 2016 and winners will be notified that week
  • $150 gift cards must be used in January 2017, $5 gift certificates can be used immediately
  • If you are not personally coming to the store, copy us in with your name and phone number at info@thebookies.com when you forward this newsletter to your friend, and we will enter you into the drawing. Or tag us if you share on Facebook or Instagram!
Follow the Besties Fun Online! 
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@thebookiesbookstore) over the next few weeks to see lots of different friends bonding over books. Maybe you'll recognize some of them! Join in with your own photos and tag us: #bookstorebesties 

Erik Palmer 
We are grateful to Colorado teacher and author Erik Palmer, a champion of literacy, who donated the main prize. Want to know more about Erik? Check out his books:
All Erik's books are available in the store!
Stop the Press! Award-Winning Author Joining Us For Small Business Saturday!

Larry _ J. L. Abramo 
We're delighted to announce that the 2016 winner of the Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Paperback will be joining us on November 26th for our Small Business Saturday Author Showcase.

Local writer J. L. Abramo recently returned from receiving his award at the world mystery convention, Bouchercon, for his latest novel, Circling the Runway.  

The Shamus Award is a prestigious award awarded by The Private Eye Writers of America and we're delighted to offer you the chance to meet this successful local writer! He will be with us in the afternoon, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Find out more about him and his books on his website.

Find out about the other writers who will be with us on Small Business Saturday here

Paul Aertker, author of the middle grade Crime Travelers series, will also be joining us on Small Business Saturday. And he's the latest contributor to our occasional series about how authors write, live and play!  

Paul Aertker 
A Day in the Life of a Colorado Author: Paul Aertker
If I had my druthers (and I'd rather have my druthers), I would be on a perpetual trip. Hopping from spot to spot makes me feel alive. I am inspired by Dr. Seuss and that wonderful line, "From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!"

Maybe all things are not as funny as Dr. Seuss sees it, but there are a lot of amazing things in this world. Some are funny; some awe-inspiring; others definitely need some work. I think that's what I like about traveling. It's an exposure to good and bad. Great things motivate us while the blah makes us appreciate home that much more.

I can't always leave my home in Denver to sail around the globe. And this is where being a writer really has its perks.

When I sit down to write, I may not know what I am going to type or where the story is going to take me. It's a new place to visit, a place that no one has ever been to or seen before.

That's the fun in it. If I knew exactly how the story was going to play out, then why would I write it? So the first time I visit a blank page, it's actually very exciting (and sometimes scary). 
Pop over to the blog now to read about the rest of Paul's day. And visit his website to find out more about his books, signings and blog tours! 

Indies first
Why buy books in your local independent bookstore?
I'm sure we all have good answers! But this is what the American Booksellers Association has to say about it:

"You may be about to make a purchase you'll value for the rest of your life
You'll be shopping on your local main street
You'll be helping create local jobs
You might just find a book you never knew existed
You'll find great gifts for friends and family
You can talk to real people about books they know and love
You'll be part of your local book-loving community

And that's just the beginning."

Find out more at their website.
Leslee Breene
Something different...
We're getting excited about Small Business Saturday! Authors are coming in, delivering books--our photo shows romance writer Leslee Breene dropping off her brand new book, Christmas in My Heart. We'll be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, then open at 10:00 a.m. on November 26th for this fun event! We have authors from a wide range of genres, from picture books to adult coming in to join us! Look forward to seeing you there!

Sue Lubeck