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FoxTale Book ShoppeWoodstock, Georgia was not a planned stop on the tour for New York Times bestselling author Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, but she has decided to make a special trip. Why? Because there are some booksellers in the town who really, really, really love her new book.

When the owners of FoxTale Book Shoppe read The Night Circus, they knew it would resonate with a wide range of their customers, so it became their hand-sell title of the season.  One special customer loved the book so much she offered to design a window display for the store.  FoxTale posted a picture of the window on their Facebook page, which then caught the eye of their Random House rep, who raved all over the social network universe.

Night Circus Window

Erin Morgenstern was concluding her hardcover tour, with no plans to include a stop in Atlanta, no plans that is, until the window display image reached her via Twitter.  "I gasped.  I did," she said later.  Quickly, a dialogue was established between author and the FoxTale owner, Ellen Ward, leading to the involvement of Erin's Random House publicist, and --as if by magic-- a date was decided upon for the author to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, Georgia, and witness firsthand the enthusiasm her debut novel has inspired.

Erin Morgenstern will be at Foxtale Book Shoppe on January 27 at 7 pm.  The event is ticketed. More information is available on their website.

Booklovers Bookstore is proud to announce a new addition to our staff, Pat Wood, our School Liaison.

Having just retired with 32 years experience as a School Librarian / Media Specialist, Pat is very knowledgeable in what Children and Young Adults enjoy reading. Pat's work experience encompasses 13 years, respectively, at Schofield and North Augusta Middle Schools. During the summer months, Pat was acting librarian for the Aiken County Summer School Program. In her years of employment as a Media Specialist with the Aiken County School District, Pat has become familiar with the needs of both the teachers and students in relation to the schools'
expectations as well as the SC State Standards. As the School Liaison for Booklovers', Pat 's goal is to work with school personnel in providing assistance in the selection of reading materials to correlate with State and now, National Core Standards.

For more information call Pat Wood or Fran Bush at Booklovers Bookstore, 803-643-3198.