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As you plan your holiday shopping for #blackfriday, #smallbusinesssaturday & #cybermonday, I hope you'll keep our beloved indie bookshops in mind and add ONCE UPON A WARDROBE to your wish lists and gift lists. Jake from Alabama Booksmith called my new book "spellbinding and heartwarming," Jayne from Mystery to Me called it "an absolute balm for the soul," and Laura from Oxford Exchange called it the "perfect heartwarming tale." In other words, the ideal book to cozy up with by the fire and escape into over the holidays. Lots of indies all around the country have signed books, too! Call yours to see if they do. Autographed books make great gifts!

Find a list of stores with signed copies son my website: https://www.patticallahanhenry.com/once-upon-a-wardrobe
📚🌟🍾🌟📚 TONIGHT!!!! 📚🌟🍾🌟📚

No really, my first event for The Postmistress of Paris is tonight! I am so excited!!! It still amazes me that I get to be living the dream—a novelist.

It’s in bookstores Nov. 30! Woo hoo!!!!

For SIGNED COPIES: Books Inc. Palo Alto bit.ly/PostmistressBI or Kepler's Books and Magazines bit.ly/PostmistressK; or Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe, Orinda Books, Bookshop West Portal, or almost any Bay Area store, or
Alabama Booksmith or The Poisoned Pen Bookstore.

Other IndieBound stores: bit.ly/PostmistressIndie

Or Amazon: bit.ly/PostmistressA or BN: bit.ly/PostmistressBN

In Canada at Amazon (bit.ly/PostmistressA-CaPB) or Indigo, Chapters and Coles (bit.ly/IndigoMeg)
3 weeks from today!!! I am so excited for this Indie Next Pick, #2 LoanStars Canadian Library Pick, Publishers Weekly ⭐️ review and “Notable Fiction for Fall,” ⭐️ Library Journal ("A true gem.”) and much love from Lisa Scottoline, Christina Baker Kline, Pam Jenoff, and Lisa Wingate…

I spent the weekend signing a few hundred books going out to Alabama Booksmith and The Poisoned Pen Bookstore -- so if either is your store put in an order now to make sure you get a signed copy. The Bay Area stores hosting me will also have signed copies: Books Inc. Palo Alto, Kepler's Books and Magazines, Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe, Bookshop West Portal, and Orinda Books -- and as many of the others as I can get to.

I'm also signing these beautiful custom peel-and-stick bookplates for stores as far away as Florida, and will happily sign and mail them to any other IndieBound store who wants them -- just email me or leave a message on this post and let me know where and how many.

If you'd like one or more and are not a bookstore, just mail a stamped self-addressed envelope to me at PO Box 7540, Carmel-by-the-Sea with a note how many you want and, if you would like it personalized, how (e.g. Happy Hanukkah to Sheryl from Leslie) and your email in case I have any questions, and I will get it back to you.

All while supplies of bookmarks last. And sorry, these adorable turtle bookends are not included. They were a gift from my son Chris -- aren't they adorable?!

Amazon: bit.ly/PostmistressA
BN: bit.ly/PostmistressBN
Books Inc: bit.ly/PostmistressBI
Kepler's: bit.ly/PostmistressK
Other IndieBound stores: bit.ly/PostmistressIndie
In Canada
Amazon: bit.ly/PostmistressA-CaPB
Chapters: bit.ly/IndigoMeg
The December Indie Next List--the books booksellers across the US are recommending!!! The Postmistress of Paris--already a PW notable and the #2 LoanStars Pick by Canadian librarians--comes out November 30. You can preorder anywhere, but please consider supporting your IndieBound bookstore...or preorder SIGNED copies for yourselves and/or holiday gifting at one of these:

Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe: https://www.bookpassage.com/book/9780062946980

Books Inc.: https://www.booksinc.net/book/9780062946980

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore: bit.ly/3nT2r8H

Orinda Books: https://www.orindabooks.com/event/lafayette-library-learning-center-presents-meg-waite-clayton-author-postmistress-paris

Kepler's Books and Magazines: https://www.keplers.com/book/9780062946980

Warwick's: https://www.warwicks.com/book/9780062946980

Bookshop West Portal: https://www.bookshopwestportal.com/book/9780062946980

Alabama Booksmith

HUGE thanks to the booksellers who read and recommended it!

If you're an IndieBound store, Harper Books is doing some gorgeous special bookplates, and I will happily send them to you for the holidays! Just LMK and I will get some to you!
Happy Publishing Day to Patti Callahan Henry - Patti Callahan! ONCE UPON A WARDROBE is out today! A little birdie told me FoxTale Book Shoppe and Alabama Booksmith have hand-signed copies!
I just want to say that I am so impressed and pleased with the service I receive whenever I buy from Alabama Booksmith. I just got a package and, as usual, the books were so beautifully packed and protected. It's awesome that they receive the proper care when an order is being processed, so the items arrive in beautiful shape, as they were when they were sent. Thank you so much Alabama Booksmith; I'm a returning happy customer who looks forward to buying more!
Calling all my Birmingham, AL-area readers! Come see me just TWO DAYS from now as I kick off the book tour for ONCE UPON A WARDROBE! I'll be at The O'Neal Library in Mountain Brook on Thursday October 14th at 6pm. Guests will walk through the wardrobe to reach your destination. Inside you'll find finger sandwiches, Turkish delight, and hot tea, all individually packaged for your enjoyment. We'll talk all about my new book and Alabama Booksmith will be on hand with lots of copies for purchase. Can't make it in person? There's a Zoom option too! Hope to see lots of my local friends there!
I'm so grateful for the lovely Lisa Scottoline, Christina Baker Kline, Lisa Wingate, and Pam Jenoff, who took the time to read early and offer these generous words. Also to Publishers Weekly for the starred review and including my novel in their notable books for fall -- in a fall that has some amazing books coming out.

In the US*:
Amazon: bit.ly/PostmistressA
BN: bit.ly/PostmistressBN
Books Inc.: bit.ly/PostmistressBI
Kepler's: bit.ly/PostmistressK
other IndieBound stores: bit.ly/PostmistressIndie

In Canada:
bit.ly/PostmistressA-Ca
bit.ly/ChatersPostmistress

*Please consider supporting your local IndieBound store. Several, including Books Inc. Palo Alto, Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Orinda Books, Kepler's Books and Magazines, and Alabama Booksmith will have signed copies, and if your local Indiebound store doesn't, email me and I will send you a bookplate. Thanks!
As always, I throughly enjoyed An Evening with Rick Bragg last night! He’s a great storyteller and I never tire of hearing him speak. I consider myself lucky that when I went back to college at 52 to finish my degree, I got to take two of his classes at Alabama - Advanced Magazine Writing and Food Writing. Both were excellent courses, and I learned a lot. Can’t wait to delve into The Speckled Beauty. I’m sure it’ll be great!
Please consider ordering my books Hands Up and Memories from the Classroom by Mr Redd from Author House.
We're back to the place where it all started with Alabama Booksmith and Ed Southern tomorrow at 5 PM CT. If you're near Birmingham, AL, go get your copy of FIGHT SONGS signed!

Head here for more event details:
Very pleased with my order I got today. Books were very well packed!!! Long Live Robert McCammon !!

An independent bookstore - where every book is signed!

11/26/2021

#OnThisDay in 1792, writer, abolitionist, and suffragist Sarah Moore Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina. #signedbooks #OTD https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/invention-wings

#OnThisDay in 1792, writer, abolitionist, and suffragist Sarah Moore Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina. #signedbooks #OTD https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/invention-wings

11/26/2021

What are your #FridayReads? #signedbooks #TGIF #blackfridayreads

What are your #FridayReads? #signedbooks #TGIF #blackfridayreads

11/25/2021

We're closed today for #Thanksgiving, but we'll see everyone again when we re-open on Friday 11/26!

Psst: If you need something to whet your appetite while the turkey's cooking, check out our Food & Drink section: https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/categories/food-and-drink

#HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving2021

We're closed today for #Thanksgiving, but we'll see everyone again when we re-open on Friday 11/26!

Psst: If you need something to whet your appetite while the turkey's cooking, check out our Food & Drink section: https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/categories/food-and-drink

#HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving2021

Photos from Alabama Booksmith's post 11/22/2021

Happy Birthday to Kerry Madden-Lunsford! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/ernestines-milky-way

11/19/2021

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

11/18/2021

Happy Birthday to Margaret Atwood! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/dearly-new-poems

Happy Birthday to Margaret Atwood! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/dearly-new-poems

11/17/2021

Signed first editions of AUTOPSY by Patricia Cornwell arrive on November 30th - reserve yours today! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/autopsy

Signed first editions of AUTOPSY by Patricia Cornwell arrive on November 30th - reserve yours today! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/autopsy

11/12/2021

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

Photos from Alabama Booksmith's post 11/11/2021

This #VeteransDay, join us at 5pm as James Allen Logue and Gary D. Ford sign "Rain in Our Hearts: Alpha Company in the Vietnam War" : https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/james-logue-gary-ford-rain-our-hearts-alpha-company-vietnam-war

11/10/2021

Pub date for AUTOPSY by Patricia Cornwell is coming up on November 30th ... and we have signed first editions available for pre-order! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/autopsy

Pub date for AUTOPSY by Patricia Cornwell is coming up on November 30th ... and we have signed first editions available for pre-order! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/autopsy

Photos from Alabama Booksmith's post 11/08/2021

#OnThisDay in 1908, Martha Gellhorn was born. https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/love-and-ruin

#OTD #signedbooks

11/05/2021

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

11/04/2021

We're a week away from our event with James Allen Logue and Gary D. Ford for RAIN IN OUR HEARTS - have you reserved your signed first edition? https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/james-logue-gary-ford-rain-our-hearts-alpha-company-vietnam-war

We're a week away from our event with James Allen Logue and Gary D. Ford for RAIN IN OUR HEARTS - have you reserved your signed first edition? https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/james-logue-gary-ford-rain-our-hearts-alpha-company-vietnam-war

Photos from Alabama Booksmith's post 11/02/2021

Sorry, guys - our allotment of THE STORYTELLER is gone, and we are COMPLETELY sold out. :(

Photos from Alabama Booksmith's post 11/02/2021

EDIT #2: Sorry, guys - our allotment is gone and we are completely sold out!

EDIT: WHOA! Our website crashed due to an overload of orders, and we had to unpublish the listing until we get caught up. To get your name on the list, please shoot us an e-mail at [email protected]

Signed first editions of THE STORYTELLER by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters have arrived: https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/storyteller-tales-life-and-music

Harlan Coben shares his November book recommendations 11/01/2021

Harlan Coben shares his November book recommendations

Not bad - we have (or will have!) signed first editions of three out of five of Harlan Coben's November book recommendations!

You can order Patti Callahan 's "Once Upon a Wardrobe" and Stevie Van Zandt 's "Unrequited Infatuations" today, and reserve signed copies of Louise Erdrich 's "The Sentence" in time for pub date on 11/9!

https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/once-upon-wardrobe

https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/unrequited-infatuations-memoir

https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/sentence

Harlan Coben shares his November book recommendations Author Harlan Coben is back on TODAY with the best books to read in November. He makes a case for Alison Gaylin’s "The Collective," New York Rangers legend Mark Messier’s "No One Wins Alone" and more.

10/31/2021

We're all set for Ivan Maisel to sign I KEEP TRYING TO CATCH HIS EYE tomorrow (Monday, 11/1) at 5pm! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/ivan-maisel-i-keep-trying-catch-his-eye-memoir-loss-grief-and-love Hachette Books

We're all set for Ivan Maisel to sign I KEEP TRYING TO CATCH HIS EYE tomorrow (Monday, 11/1) at 5pm! https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/ivan-maisel-i-keep-trying-catch-his-eye-memoir-loss-grief-and-love Hachette Books

10/29/2021

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

10/28/2021

We have signed first editions of "Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life" by Alan Cu***ng: https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/baggage-tales-fully-packed-life

We have signed first editions of "Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life" by Alan Cu***ng: https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/baggage-tales-fully-packed-life

10/25/2021

Our event with Ivan Maisel for I KEEP TRYING TO CATCH HIS EYE is a week away - have you reserved your signed first edition? https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/ivan-maisel-i-keep-trying-catch-his-eye-memoir-loss-grief-and-love

Our event with Ivan Maisel for I KEEP TRYING TO CATCH HIS EYE is a week away - have you reserved your signed first edition? https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/ivan-maisel-i-keep-trying-catch-his-eye-memoir-loss-grief-and-love

10/22/2021

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

Photos from Alabama Booksmith's post 10/18/2021

Join us at 5pm tomorrow (10/19) as Homer Hickam signs DON'T BLOW YOURSELF UP: https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/homer-hickam-dont-blow-yourself

(We'll also have signed copies of "Rocket Boys" and "Carrying Albert Home" available!)

Photos from Alabama Booksmith's post 10/16/2021

#OnThisDay in 1950, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" was first published. https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/signed-copies/once-upon-wardrobe

10/15/2021

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #w#weekendreads

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #w#weekendreads

An Evening With the Author: Patti Callahan Henry 10/12/2021

An Evening With the Author: Patti Callahan Henry

WE CAN'T WAIT!

An Evening With the Author: Patti Callahan Henry Please join your fellow readers at O'Neal Library on Thursday evening, October 14, to celebrate the launch of Patti Callahan Henry's new novel "Once Upon A Wardrobe."

10/08/2021

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

What are your #FridayReads? #TGIF #weekendreads

Photos from Alabama Booksmith's post 10/07/2021

We're a week away from the national launch of ONCE UPON A WARDROBE by Patti Callahan at The O'Neal Library - have you reserved your free ticket? https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/national-launch-once-upon-wordrobe

Lars Anderson Dabo's World 10/05/2021

Lars Anderson Dabo's World

Today is pub day for "Dabo's World: The Life and Career of Coach Swinney and the Rise of Clemson Football" by Lars Anderson ... and he'll be here next Monday (10/11) to sign it: https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/events/lars-anderson-dabos-world-life-and-career-coach-swinney-and-rise-clemson-football

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