...in an indie bookstore.
Jason Goodwin's Inspector Yashim series, set in Ottoman era Istanbul, is a favorite of my wife and I. We're excited about the recently released, AN EVIL EYE, the fourth in the series. We love Goodwin's work for its portrait of the inelegant, mystical, and sensual Turkish city as much as for Yashim's adventures. We buy Jason's books, and all the rest of our books, at the Garden District Book Shop, only a short walk from our home in the neighborhood. Britton, Ted, Amy, and the crew couldn't be more knowledgeable and are extremely supportive of local writers, large or small.
My many thanks to Bill for being a great sport and hanging out with us. He's introduced me to a book, an author and a bookstore I was unaware of. I think he should come around more often! I don't know if you can see Bill's shirt very well in this picture here, but it's fantastic. It's the bookstore's shirt, with signatures all over it and the tag line to the store is "New Orleans Signature Bookstore." I totally want one!
I'm in NYC this week for BEA, so feel free to talk amongst yourselves. I'll be tweeting when I can and I plan to bring back a lot of fun pictures and stories. Happy Reading!