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Book and Beer Pop-Up Bookstore

This last Sunday I had a chance to join more than twenty other authors as the Books and Beer Pop-Up Bookstore, held at the Blackstack Brewery in St. Paul.

The format for the event is pretty simple. First, it takes place at a brewery. The authors, all local Minnesotans, get a portion of a table, enough to see up some books and a few display bits. Patrons can come to drink beer and mingle with the authors, buying books and taking cards as they see fit. And there you have it: a Pop-Up Bookstore.

It only lasted five hours, but with about 25 authors there, there was a lot to see.

A picture from the event, posted by Books and Beer on Facebook.

I didn’t get around to giving everyone the attention they deserved, but I did see enough to appreciate the broad range of authors there. My table alone had gothic horror (written by an author who graduated from my high school one year after I did), and a techno-thriller book. I also saw horror comedy, children’s books, and historical fiction set in ancient Egypt. There was something for everyone.

I certainly enjoyed myself. I got to try some new beer, and meet a number of local authors. We traded writing stories and tips to get around writer’s block, inspirations and problems we’ve faced as authors. I got some resources and ideas for social media and other events to check out. And I got some people interested enough to buy my book.

I look forward to doing more of these Pop-Up Bookstore events in the future. The coordinator wants to keep the authors cycling through, so I probably won’t have a table at the next one, but I’ll still stop by.  It is always fun to meet other authors, and see what they’ve created.

Books and Beer

I’ve got a table at an upcoming Books and Beer Pop-up Bookstore.

When: Sunday, August 6th, beginning tat 1 PM.

Where: BlackStack Brewing, 755 Prior Avenue North, St. Paul.

Join me at at least 24 other Minnesotan authors. Finds some drinks, start some conversations, and support your local writers.

I’m looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!