Last week was the third annual Mother Daughter Book Party at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse . . .
(Um, part of the sign got cut off because -- because Peepy was goofing off and distracted me.)
The first time I was part of this event, it took place off-site . . .
That's because a four-wheeler truck had crashed into the center of the bookstore and demolished it. Here's a photo of when I had taught a writing workshop at the old location, and what it looked like about one month later . . .
Happily, a new bookstore was been built and has been up and running!
It even has two espresso machines. One for printing books (Espresso Book Machine) and for pouring coffee . . .
BTW, I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but I have started drinking COFFEE!!! on a regular basis, and I'm not sure what the big deal is. It doesn't affect me in any way . . .
Anyway, back to books. Before we started, Peepy and I chatted with Susan Patron, Janet Tashjian and Catherine Linka, the children's books buyer and mastermind behind the event. We discussed particle/wave duality and the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum theory . . .
In case you weren't able to eavesdrop on us, I've diagramed the conversation for you . . .
Here we are with Kathleen O'Dell and Kathryn Fitzmaurice . . .
The authors were in different areas of the store. Oh, look! There's Lee Wardlaw and friends, and Kathryn getting ready . . .
I was in the back of the store, and Catherine The Bookseller (for the record, there was a Catherine the bookseller, and authors Kathy, Kathleen and Kathryn there), said I was "the milk."
I wasn't sure what that meant, but she went on to explain that in a grocery store the milk is always in the back because people gravitate toward it!!!
We had over 80 moms and daughters attend! Here are some of girls I spoke to . . .
I loved being the milk!
Speaking of typos (pretend we were), here's a lovely little Storycorp video that shows us that not all typos are bad . . .
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