I chose Face In A Book , because it is more than a place where books are sold. Anyplace can sell a novel, hardware stores, grocery stores and chain big box stores do it as an afterthought. It takes an owner and staff committed to all things books, to make a community come together around the written word.
The other day, I was browsing the shelves at Face In A Book, when a young girl, maybe ten-years-old, came in and marched over to the owner saying she was sorry she missed the morning story time session. Tina Ferguson called the girl by name and started up a conversation with the young lady. In another corner of the store, a staff member and a patron talked about Young Adult books. The place “feels” like a place where books and the people who read them are valued.
If you are in the El Dorado Hills area, I encourage you to come check out Face In A Book. Give them a call and support good indie bookstores. Amazon provides a service, but places like Face In A Book offer an experience.