Laguna Beach Books is one of those charming bookstores that has a dog who lays around on wide planked wood floors that look like they were once in some upstate Napa Valley winery, or maybe a barn in New York. They have an ocean view if you stand on the sidewalk in front and look across Pacific Coast Highway. There's a big picture window in front that they decorate. And this weekend, they had my book, The Year the Swallows Came Early, with its own shelf talker. Here's a picture of it.
It means a lot to me that the staff chose to put this up. It feels sort of like when you hear that someone said something really nice about you, and they didn't expect it to get back to you, but it did.