The event was fantastic! Literati Bookstore is a very shiny indie in downtown Ann Arbor with a really well curated selection of books, and a cool personality. (I think bookstores have personalities--it's hard to articulate, but you can feel it when you're there.) The event was in their upstairs space, which they share with The Espresso Bar, and the entire floor was packed for the reading. We met up with fellow VCFA-ers Deb and LoriGoe, and between the four of us we bought a fairly ridiculous number of books and tried not to melt at the awesomeness that is the mind of Kelly Link.
Kelly read from one of her stories and took questions, and the highlight of that whole segment was when she revealed that she had an idea for a YA trilogy. Amy Rose and I gasped in tandem and tried to hold ourselves together because a Kelly Link YA trilogy would just about be the highlight of this decade. Unfortunately, it sounds like we'll all have to be patient for a while still.
|The VCFA contingent.|
If you ever get a chance to visit either Literati or John K King Books, do so! They're both very different stores, but so much fun. And read Kelly Link. See her in person if at all possible. Don't like, stalk her or anything. But check out her events.