Thursday, April 23, 2009

30 Years at Hicklebee's

PW ran a piece on San Jose, Calif., bookstore Hicklebee's 30th anniversary bash:

... Authors Paul Fleischman, Scott Mickelson, Jennifer Holm, Jill Wolfson, Wendelin Van Draanen, Bob Barner and Dave Keane all attended to sign books and greet fans. The veterans in the group raved about the support they’ve received over the years, and new authors marveled at how welcome they have felt. Fleischman was also complimentary of the store’s special place in the community: “There’s a feeling you get immediately when you walk in the door, that you’re not in a cookie-cutter bookstore. You know you’re in a place where folks know a lot and love children’s books. They are a devoted staff, from Valerie and Monica on down. They’ve fostered a community for families and anyone raising children—all roads lead to Hicklebee’s if you have children.”

Jenni, signing books and eating cake.

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