By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills
Last week, my husband and I flew to Colorado Springs to meet with bookstore owners and their staff in southeast Colorado, conduct events, and to meet with readers at two Kansas libraries. We were greeted by incredible people who are passionate about books and readers.
What do these words and places have in common?
- Junction – La Junta, Colorado
- Heroes – Pueblo, Colorado
- Springs – Colorado Springs, Colorado
- High Plains – Atwood, Kansas
- Oasis – Colby, Kansas
Great people who love to read!
Bookstore owners and librarians give of their time and energy to readers because they care about people and meeting their needs.
The week in Colorado and Kansas humbled me. The kindness showed to me and my husband soared far beyond any professional relationship to new friends. My goal was to encourage and thank them for hosting me and carrying my books. Then I discovered the satisfaction of showing readers how a writer creates a novel and helping new writers by giving them tools for the craft far exceeded any of my expectations. In short, I received far more than I could have ever given.
Below are a few photos with the extraordinary people who provide reading material to customers and patrons.
Have you thanked a bookstore owner or librarian for their service?
Please note that we’ll announce giveaway recipients in next week’s blog as we still await hearing back from those randomly selected.
DiAnn’s Library Corner
Librarian – You may never know how many people you influence. Keep up the good work!