Yup. Last leg of the West Coast Global Domination and Couch Surfing Tour with Lisa Borders. Auntie's Bookstore. By this point, we'll be surviving on Doritos and discount energy drinks, but we will be ready to go in our maiden visit to Spokane. Organic greens and martinis after.
Auntie's Bookstore, 402 West Main Avenue, Spokane, WA 509-838-0206
Come on out to the beautiful Annie Bloom's Books. Yes, I'll be there with the amazing Lisa Borders as part of our World Domination and Couch Surfing West Coast Tour. Afterwards, we'll search for the perfect fish taco.
Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR (503) 246-0053
Putting on my cheesehead and heading to Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers (I'm coming home with a t-shirt). I'll be in Madison, a bit south of Green Bay and the literary/cultural hub of this fine state, for a reading at Mystery to Me. Blue cheese soup with smoked reindeer meat after.
Mystery to Me Bookstore, 1863 Monroe Street, Madison, WI (608) 283-9332
On to the city whose name I often misspell, but that I like anyway. In part for its most excellent indie bookstore (they serve food, too – like actual dinner – if you come early). We'll go for good local brew after.
Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH, (513) 396-8960
Open House-style. Join me at Tres Gatos (books, music, wine, tapas). We'll drink a toast to HEADLONG, and maybe break a bottle of champagne against its hull. I've been guaranteed my personal spot at the bar (where I never get to sit, because it's always too crowded)!
Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St Jamaica Plain, MA (617) 477-4851