My last post was a eulogy for L.A.'s great Mystery Bookstore, closing after twenty-six years.
Now, a month later, I'm heralding the opening of a fabulous independent bookstore--the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse! Actually, the store is re-opening following a location move after it was destroyed by a runaway big rig in a horrible 2009 accident. Still, it's an audacious enterprise to open the doors of an inde store in this chilly climate for book-and-mortar bookstores. Kudos to owners Peter and Lenora Wannier their vision, faith, and courage. And it's wonderful to again participate in store events set up the the terrific Sandy Willardson.
Come out on Thursday, March 3, 2011 to support this great store! The Flintridge Bookstore and the L.A. Chapter of Sisters in Crime are sponsoring a mystery night with thirteen great local mystery writers (including me). The fun begins at 7:30. Stop by and say hi.