St. Martin's Press recently published Wendy's memoir, THE LITTLE BOOKSTORE OF BIG STONE GAP, about opening an independent bookstore in a small town in Virginia. I was curious to meet the woman who admitted in the first chapter of her memoir that,
"On something dangerously close to a whim, we became the broke and terrified owners of a five-bedroom, three-bath-with-one-working Edwardian mansion, complete with squeaky hardwood floors and a leaking roof. Under the influence of salsa and sangria, we'd decided to turn this house into a used bookstore, or die trying."
Wendy is unsurprisingly just as wonderful and charming as her memoir.
Publishers Weekly said it well when they said, "The whole narrative exudes enormous charm and the value of dreams and lives truly lived." And Booklist called it "a fervent affirmation of the power of books to bring people together." As book people you will undoubtedly connect to Wendy and her decision to live a life dedicated to passing along great stories.
Autographed Book Giveaway:
Wendy was kind enough to sign a finished copy of her book for us to give away to one lucky librarian!
UPDATE: This contest is now closed! Thank you for entering.
How to Enter: Leave a comment below with your full name and the library you work for by [UPDATED!] Friday, November 16th to be entered into the random drawing. And make sure the e-mail you use is correct, so we can contact you (it's not posted publicly).
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.
Entrants must be age 18 or older. No purchase necessary.
Comments must be posted by Friday, November 16th 2012 to be eligible. We will select the potential prize winner at random from among all eligible entries received. If the potential prize winner cannot be reached after three (3) business days, we will select an alternate winner, so check your email!
The winner grants Macmillan Library the right to announce their name on Twitter, MacmillanLibrary.com, and all other digital and anywhere else that we want to congratulate him or her on.
Please note: we can't guarantee that the book will arrive in mint condition, but we will pack it with care!