Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Resolution Solution

By JB Stanley

Nope, I'm not going to talk about resolutions. I'm going to use this space to blatantly promote a benefit to save a charming independent book store on the brink of bankruptcy. How does a local indy store in Richmond effect you? It could! Read on and learn how you could end up with a crate filled with signed books and thanks for letting me pitch this cause to you! (And I should mention that the store has a resident cat named Hamilton)

Books & Bling: Reader Rewards from Creatures ‘n Crooks

Buy Books in January! Over 100 authors from across the country have contributed to the incredible reader reward prizes to be given away throughout the month of January. That’s right! Whenever you shop at Creatures ‘n Crooks, you have a chance to win a fabulous prize! Prizes will be given out each week and you’ll never know which reader will receive a reward! (This includes phone customers).

Reward prizes include signed books from authors in the field of mystery, fantasy, horror, nonfiction, and children’s fiction. Contributions include a vampire basket from Charlaine Harris, a character donation from Margaret Maron, gold and sapphire earrings from Denise Swanson, a Carolyn Hart basket, a culinary basket with goodies from Joanne Fluke, a historical mystery book prize including a vintage Tiffany necklace, a fantastic fantasy book crate with signed books by George R.R. Martin and much, much more.

Some of the authors attending the January 31st in-store event are Katherine Neville, Donna Andrews, Ellen Crosby, Maria Lima, Ellen Byerrum, Andy Straka, Joseph Guion, John Gilstrap, Austin S. Camacho, Maggie Stiefvater, Kristy Tallman, Dennis Danvers, Elizabeth Blue, Tee Morris, and J.B Stanley. We’ll all be there to shower you, the reader, with attention and prizes!

For a complete list of reader reward prizes see Creatures ‘n Crook’s website: or the organizer’s site:

Email questions to:

Preserve this independent bookstore! Call or stop in today! You could walk out with an armload of


Creatures 'n Crooks Bookshoppe

3156 West Cary Street

Cary Court Park & Shop

Richmond, VA 23221

804-340-0277 or toll-free (888) 533-5303
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