While Austin is known for many things: tattoos, music, a statue to Stevie Ray Vaughan, and UT, it is also home to one of the greatest independent bookstores in Texas...the Book People. This was my wife's first time at the Book People, and we killed a couple of hours, forcing us to abandon the planned expedition to Ikea. My wife and I love bookstores, and when we were dating, we often closed down Barnes & Nobles after dinner. Yeah, that's right...I married a bookworm, and honestly, I love that my wife reads, and likes the sights and smells of a great bookstore. While there, I got into a discussion about David Brin's Uplifter novels, and bought a few books, while spreading the word about FWS. While I work on the upcoming massive blogpost about Powered Armor, I wanted to devote some space to the place where I fell in love with the world of wars on far-off worlds...the beloved bookstore. I hope that they never disappear. Seriously, if you are in Austin, check this place out, and if and when I get published, I'm going to do a book sighting there.
|How You Know You're in a good bookstore|
|What I bought|
|My Wife Reading away|
|How you Know You're in a good Bookstore part II|