Blogging on Instagram — Now in Real-life Bookstores
Updated: May 1
Blogging on Instagram is for sale at the Elliott Bay Book Company on Seattle Capitol Hill.
Have you had a dream come true? Was it a good dream, I hope?
Recently something amazing happened. ☎️ I called Rick Simonson at the Elliott Bay Book Company on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. 😯 I hesitated to reach out because it had been years since we last spoke. But I called & introduced myself & he remembered me. I told him I’d written a book ✍️ & asked if it would be OK to bring him a copy?
Elliott Bay is Seattle’s crown jewel 👑 of independent bookstores & I first met Rick there in the ‘70s. He’s been with EB for 45+ years & is the principal book buyer,📗📘📙 but he’s much, much more. He nurtured its literary series 🗣️ to become the most influential in the world 🏆 & has been credited for growing Seattle’s reputation as one of the best book cities in the US. 🇺🇸
Rick is a literary evangelist & discoverer of powerful, impactful & beautifully written books. 📚 He shared his excitement about his annual trip to the Jaipur Literature Festival 🇮🇳 #JLF, where he’s a well-known figure. His reputation extends across continents & time zones. 🌍🌏🌎 So why did he agree to place an order for #BloggingOnInstagram? 📖
He admitted it’s outside his normal orbit, 🪐 but I believe he wanted to help me. And I am so grateful! 🙏🥰
If you’re in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, stop in & browse. 🔍You’ll find treasures curated by Rick, @bookmonger_seattle & EB staff members. They share great recommendations based on human intelligence, not algorithms. 🧠
Many people know, I’m big on ((HUGS)) & when it came to Rick, there were plenty delivered in person. 🤗
When you can gather the courage to ask, sometimes the response will surprise you. Have you asked for something & been rewarded by a positive outcome? 🙌 I hope so.