I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Stanley Hadsell of Market Block Books in Troy, New York, but he is my hero. Actually, all booksellers are my heroes and heroines, but based upon sales data and anecdotal reports, Stanley hand sells more of my books than any other bookseller on the planet.
By the way, does anyone else think it a little too coincidental that a man with the surname Hadsell became a bookseller who spends his days hand selling books?
I did a signing at Market Block Books a couple years ago, but sadly, it was scheduled for a day when Stanley was not working. I will be returning to the store on September 22 to speak and sign books again, and my first priority will shake Stanley’s hand and thank him for helping readers find my stories
Stanley has started recording some of his book recommendations on video, and this week’s installment includes MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND.
Even though I have never met the man, I knew that he was passionate about books. That passion is on full display in his video: