Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Michael Wiley - Crime Readers Caught Reading Crime... an indie bookstore. We're off to a great start with this feature and today Michael Wiley, author of the Joe Kozmarski series, helps us keep the book love going. This time at Chamblin Bookmine. I love the name of this store! If you ever wonder why I completely adore Michael Wiley, you pretty much just have to read what he says about his book choice and store choice:

"I’m re-reading Keith Thomson’s Once a Spy at Chamblin Bookmine, Uptown, in Jacksonville, Florida. Why am I not reading Thomson’s new book, Twice a Spy? Because the moment I bought it, my wife disappeared with it and I haven’t seen it since. So, until she forks over Twice a Spy, I’m making do with the thrilling ride of the first book, which, I’ve been promised, becomes only more thrilling in the second. And why Chamblin Bookmine? Because it’s one of the best independent bookstores I’ve visited. Ever. They carry mostly used books – displaying over 55,000 square feet of them and warehousing about an equal number. In all, they have more than 2,000,000 books. Ron Chamblin and his staff seem to know the titles of most them, and they’re friendly and generous with their time and knowledge. Besides, Chamblin is a good place to hide since my wife keeps disappearing with my own books."

And while Michael fights his wife for TWICE A SPY, I'm patiently waiting for Michael's third Joe Kozmarski novel, A BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP, which will be out next month!


bermudaonion May 4, 2011 at 7:12 AM  

I love it! "Bookmine" is the perfect name for a great bookstore.

Kay May 4, 2011 at 8:50 AM  

I'm totally loving this feature, Jen. Not only to see what books folks are reading, but also to note more great bookstores. I mean, I might one day be in all these spots and a trip to a local bookstore is always on my list of vacation do's.

Jen May 4, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

Don't you love that name Kathy? I think it's perfect, too.

Kay, you and I are alike in that! I love to visit new bookstores when I travel. This trip I took to NYC last week involved visiting three new bookstores. I was in heaven!

I think it's also a great resource if you need to order a book!

Michael Wiley May 6, 2011 at 11:38 AM  

Thanks, Jen. And I adore you too.

When I moved to Jacksonville thirteen years ago, Chamblin's immediately made me think that this was a place where I could live comfortably and happily. And over the years it has only gotten better.

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