Friday, December 12, 2008

Books and Bling Event - Richmond, Virginia

Here is the info from Virginia author JB Stanley. If you love to read and love to support local businesses, be sure to mark your calendars for this event. I'll see you there.

Books & Bling: Reader Rewards from Creatures ‘n Crooks
Come to buy books. Leave with an armload of treasure!

When: Saturday, January 31st from 1-4 p.m. Mingle with authors, eat sugar-laden treats, win incredible door prizes and buy books in support of the most charming book store in Richmond.

Where: Creatures ‘n Crooks – 3156 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA

Buy Books in January! Over 100 authors from across the country have contributed to the incredible reader reward prizes to be given away throughout the month of January. That’s right!
Whenever you shop at Creatures ‘n Crooks, you have a chance to win a fabulous prize! Prizes will be given out each week and you’ll never know which reader will receive a reward!
(This includes phone customers).

Reward prizes include signed books from authors in the field of mystery, fantasy, horror, nonfiction, and children’s fiction.

Contributions include a vampire basket from Charlaine Harris, a character donation from Margaret Maron, gold and sapphire earrings from Denise Swanson, a Carolyn Hart basket,
a culinary basket with goodies from Joanne Fluke, a historical mystery book prize including a vintage Tiffany necklace, a fantastic fantasy book crate with signed books by George R.R. Martin and much, much more.

Some of the authors attending the January 31st event are Katherine Neville, Donna Andrews, Ellen Crosby, Maria Lima, Ellen Byerrum, Andy Straka, Joseph Guion, John Gilstrap, Austin S. Camacho, Maggie Stiefvater, Kristy Tallman, Dennis Danvers, Elizabeth Blue, Tee Morris, and J.B Stanley. We’ll all be there to shower you, the reader, with attention and prizes!

For a complete list of reader reward prizes see Creatures ‘n Crooks website or the organizer’s site:

Preserve this independent bookstore! Call or stop in today! You could walk out with an armload of treasures!

Creatures 'n Crooks Bookshoppe
3156 West Cary Street
Cary Court Park & Shop
Richmond, VA 23221
or toll-free (888) 533-5303

1 comment:

krispykremekiller said...

I absolutely love independent bookstores, particularly if they have found a niche that works. That is the key differentiator that keeps these places afloat. Borders and B&N will forever be book "supermarkets". The corner grocery you go to, you go for something special. My local bookstore specializes in the books kids need for school reading assignments and sadly, the Cliff Notes to match. They also have an amazing collection of bookmarks and literary gifts. You've reminded me to check there, for Christmas presents, instead of going to Borders for yet another "book and a goody" present. Thanks. As always, do well at the signings. It makes me proud to see my friend getting others to discover her work.