Okay, so I guess I shouldn’t promise to post something “tomorrow” ever again, because my version of tomorrow takes half a week, apparently. But oh, my goodness, I loved doing the STAY event at River Road Books in Fair Haven, NJ. I’m still smiling about it! Such a great group of people and wonderful dogs!
River Road Books is a beautiful book store run by a great group of book loving ladies! They’re such a vital and vibrant part of the community, offering a summer reading program for kids, writing workshops, and other events. It’s nice to see an indie bookstore that is thriving!
I read from STAY, answered questions, and signed books. Libby Cook from Mostly Shepherds talked about her amazing rescue organization, and showed off a few of the adoptable animals at Mostly Shepherds.
|Me & Gidget|
|Magnum & Libby|
Before the event, I had a great little walk down
memory lane Broad Street. I lived in Red Bank, NJ (right next door to Fair Haven) one summer in the late nineties, and it was also just plain cool to have the opportunity to bum around downtown again. I expected everything to be different. It’s been over a decade since my last visit, but Red Bank is still hopping. So many of the local stores and restaurants I loved when I lived there are going strong, like The Bistro (where I once accidentally wore my brand new summer dress to dinner inside out), The Downtown (where one of my roommates and I played along with the band leader at a swing show and pretended to be Swedish Swing Dance Champions . . . long story*), and, this place:
*No, actually, it’s not a long story. That’s pretty much the whole story right there. A good time was had by all.