I had an awesome Saturday, just so you know.
It all started when I went here:
This is Humdinger Toys/Provident Book, an absolutely awesome new store located in Pleasant Grove at 661 W. State Street. My signing was at eleven o'clock, and I had a great time.
First off, Karlene (bless her heart) gave me a shelf all to myself. This may be the only time in my life that such a thing occurs, so I wanted to commemorate this event.
I met blog friend Daron Fraley for the first time after "knowing" him online for a few months.
This is Karlene, me, Jennie, and Nancy.
Nancy and Candace.
Me with Haley Hatch Freeman.
And if this star-studded lineup wasn't enough for you, I also chatted with Terri Ferran, Michele Ashman Bell, Heather (H.B.) Moore, Julie Coulter Bellon, Nancy Anderson, and a slew of other authors who were new to me and therefore, I can't remember their names right off the bat.
Now that was just the booksigning portion of my day. Let me show you how cool this store is.
First off, look at these awesome scripture totes. They're so nice, they look like high-end purses, not those tapestry whatsits we're all carrying right now. I'd buy one to carry to nice occasions and put my purse stuff in it instead.
In addition to an awesome book selection, the store also carries toys, games, and old fashioned candy. Here are just a few pictures:
The toys in this place are not your dollar-store cheapies. These are high quality, built-to-last toys that will be passed on from child to child in your family. They have some of the old classic toys, like Slinky Dog, as well as many modern favorites. Science kits, magic tricks, magnet toys-the thing that excites me so much about these toys is the fact that they're designed to make a child think while playing. I could easily sell my house and spend all the money on stuff from this store.
I encourage all of you in the Utah Valley area to head on down to Provident Books and check this place out! There's nowhere like it that I've seen. I'm also going to be holding my Opening Night party there when "Secret Sisters" comes out, so stay tuned for more information about that.