Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A New Type of Book Event by Marilyn Meredith

Recently I received an email from a woman in a neighboring city who is planning a book event in her home. She mentioned the writers she'd invited and asked if I'd like to be a part of what she and another author were planning.

Of course I said yes.

The plan is that there will be advertising in the local newspaper and cards about the event spread around the city and the various towns we writers come from.

On the day of the event, she'll have a banner in her front yard that says, Neighborhood Book Store.

Inside her lovely home, the authors will be situated in various rooms in her house--there are many.

Because I can't attend the meeting she's having with the various authors, I stopped by to meet her and see her home.

In her large kitchen will be wine and snacks which we writers will bring. A couple of husbands will supervise this part.

The event will be held the first weekend in December and sounds like a lot of fun. Whether we'll have many customers remains to be seen.

Has anyone tried anything like this?


  1. Marilyn, this sounds like an interesting concept. Thank you for telling us about it. I want to pass it along to a friend whose publisher is asking his authors for ideas.

  2. I thought it was pretty unique. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm looking forward to it.

  3. Marilyn, please do report on this after it takes place. It does sound intriguing...and I have never, ever heard of anything like this before. Thanks for the tip. Ahead I can see big business in making banners for us authors who need ones that say...Neighborhood Book Store!