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Booktopia: Petoskey, MI

Booktopia was delightful and Jess and Matt from McLean & Eakin Bookstore are among the smartest, humblest, and most fun-loving booksellers I've had the pleasure of meeting. I was so impressed that I even bought a Kobo eReader and linked it to their store. (Kobo lets you buy ebooks with part of the revenue going to an indie store).

And another great thing about Booktopia was being able to spend quality time with readers and also communing (okay, drinking) with fellow authors.

At the Noggin with Peter Geye, Bill Roorbach, Peter Heller, Edward Kelsey Moore, and Melanie Benjamin.Then it was down the lake to Traverse City for tomorrow night's National Writers Series gig at the City Opera House (Does karaoke count? If not I'm a weak 2nd tenor).

Speaking of performances, I had time to catch the Breaking Bad finale in all its big-screen glory at the State Theatre. I love the haz-mat suits. Seriously, you can't be too careful with that butter-flavored topping.


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Reader Comments (2)

It was great to have you Up North Jamie! What you left out was how much you inspired me and my staff, thank you for believing and supporting what we do!!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Norcross
This is a very late THANK YOU in, three years late. In October 2010 I had a hole in the macula of my left eye. After weird surgery and 14 days of having to keep my head down (listening to audio books), the first book I chose to read when I got my eyesight back was Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Ahhhh---simply could NOT have chosen a better book to read! I got it from our local library, but because it is so special to me, I am going to buy myself a copy and maybe a few more for all the friends I've recommended this book to. I am, and always have been, an avid reader. Love holding a book in my hands, slowly turning each page to discover what wonderful journey I will be taken on next. So dear Jamie, from a senior citizen who wanted you to know how important your words and stories are, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Be well; Be at Peace.
October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee O'Dell

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