Saturday, November 15, 2008

It Was So Providential!

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.

Candace signing.

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.


Nancy Campbell Allen said...

I had so much fun, Tristi! The pictures are awesome. What a great store- it's probably good I don't live close to it or I'd be in there every day spending all my money.

So much fun to see you!!!

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

It was so fun to see you yesterday! I'm glad you hung around long enough for me to see you, it meant a lot to me!
I'm excited about this store too. I love how they are going to do book clubs with authors coming to discuss their books. How neat!!

Karlene said...

Thanks for being one of our authors for the big event. It was loads of fun. And we can't wait for your launch party!!

Heather B. Moore said...

Great to see you there Tristi--nice pictures!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Wow! You had such a great time! It's fun to see all the pictures. I used my vivid imagination and inserted myself into each one. :)

Congrats on the book shelf! You're awesome!

Rukia said...

congrats on your book-signing! Sorry i got the saturdays mixed up. i was really excited to get in your line too :\ Just as well--i ended up stranded with a flat tire this last saturday morning (on the way home from class). Lots of bad luck this weekend, i guess.

Jen said...

What a FUN store! And your very own shelf, how awesome is that? How fun, I'll have to check it out when I'm in the area.

Nichole Giles said...

What a way fun way to spend a Saturday. It was fun to come see you and be part of your "Posse."


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