One of my first and favorite stops on the Trespasser book tour was at Red Fox Books in Glens Falls, New York. I did a joint event with Julia Spencer-Fleming. We joined a friendly and interested crowd for lunch, trading stories and anecdotes about Maine and mysteries. I knew that the day would make for a nice memory, but I had no idea it would be a bittersweet one.
I just heard the news that Red Fox is going to close, driven out of business by a sluggish economy and a surge in ebook sales that is leaving lots of independent booksellers in dire straights. Glens Falls seems like a great little town, and I suspect lots of people will miss their favorite shop downtown.
I wish Susan and Naftali the best, and I am grateful for the warm welcome they and their customers gave an unknown Maine author.