So far I’ve done book signings at artwalks and art galleries but I’ve had yet to sign in a real book store.  Today that changed when I got to sit at The Book Rack.  It was wonderful.

I’d forgotten how much I loved to be in a bookstore.  The intoxicating musk of loved pages tingling dustily in the back of my nose… the covers whispering promises of mystery from their shadowy shelves.  Closing my eyes I could almost hear the voices from a thousand tales trying to entice me; a harem of paper reclining together, waiting to entertain.

Needless to say, it was a beautiful day.  Thank you to everyone at The Book Rack for making it that way.  Experience the literal joy for yourself by visiting them at 29 E Miracle Strip Pkwy or call 850-243-8020 for more info.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at

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