Bookstores are harder and harder to find and that is a sad event I am calling you all to rally against by visiting your local bookstore.
Your local bookstore is a great resource for you as an author. It is also a great place to go as a parent with your children. We make sure we go to the bookstore with our kids to encourage them to read and the employees who work at our local bookstore are very knowledgeable and helpful finding books that are perfect for our kids. They also help me as an author find books that are comparable to the book I am writing, are similar to the book I am thinking about writing, are the book I should read in the genre in which I am writing. Their help is invaluable. I have asked my writing group and my librarians which books and authors seem similar to mine and my writing style and the best advice I have gotten was from the employees at the bookstore.
Please take the time to visit and buy books at your local bookstore.