Support your local bookstore! This was brought home to me recently when I attended an author’s reading at Alias Books East in L.A.’s Atwater neighborhood. It was wonderful to sit in a beautiful atmosphere surrounded by books and other book lovers listening to an author read her words, ask questions, and learn more about the work and the writing process.

The Atlas Books East books website describes the store as ” a curated, general used bookstore…[offering]… a wide selection of used and out of print titles with an emphasis on literature, film and the arts…dedicated to promoting a passion for reading and enriching people of all ages with the world of printed books.”

Visit your local bookstore soon and soak up the atmosphere.