9 Charming Bookstores Owned by Famous Authors is by Kristine Hansen and appears on the Fodor’s Travel website. Ms. Hansen’s work has also appeared in ArchitecturalDigest.com, Fodors.com, Vogue.com, Midwest Living Magazine and Milwaukee Magazine.
“There’s an art to creating the perfect indie bookstore—where a love for literature is as much on display as the books themselves. From hand-written shelf tags singing praises for employees’ favorite books to a commitment to bringing in new, fresh and under-the-radar voices, a successful bookstore keeps attracting customers over and over again. As an offshoot of their successful writing careers, several authors have donned small-business hats and opened a bookstore. From Brooklyn to Santa Fe, if you’re a true literati, here’s where to drop in next. Just don’t get too cozy in the stacks because you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the famous author/owner!
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