I mentioned a “super secret assignment” in my last post, and okaaay, it’s not really a secret. BUT if someone could help me with this, it would be pretty freakin’ super :). So here’s the deal. Last week, I was in L.A. for a few days, and one of the places I really wanted to go was the Los Angeles Public Library. I was seriously looking forward to it!
You get why I’d be excited about this right, fellow bookworms?
Books, shelves, readers, books, card catalogs (are there still card catalogs lol?) and…I mean, seriously, all those books!!!
And I really wanted to go there for one book in particular. If you look up the ADORKABLE paperback on Goodreads, there’s a button for “libraries.” I happened to click on it, not expecting much. I knew when I decided to self-publish that libraries probably wouldn’t order my book(s) just like bookstores wouldn’t stock them. It’s one of the dreams I kind of gave up on because of the stigma attached to being self-pubbed/using Createspace etc.
But when I clicked, I got a shock!
ADORKABLE, book baby #1, was actually available at 11 libraries!!! There were copies in Indiana, New York, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Idaho, California and Washington. And some of them were even checked out! Several branches of the L.A. Public Library had the book, and I was hoping to visit before I left–but alas, I never got the chance :(.
Now, I know this is a long shot, but I decided to ask anyway. If you live near any of the libraries that carry ADORKABLE, could you do me a favor? Could you take a picture of ADORKABLE on the library shelf and post it somewhere so I can see? Or if you have the paperback on your shelf, would you mind taking a shelfie and posting? I’d love to see a picture of the book in its natural habitat!
It’s kinda silly, I guess, but it was one of those author-ly dreams I just never thought would come true. I should do a post about those sometime because they are many lol. If you accept this super secret shelfie assignment, I’d be forever grateful. If not, that’s totally cool, too!
I hope you all have a great weekend surrounded by amazing books <3.