Come see Whitney and me at Sandmeyer's Bookstore today

May 1, 2015 • Posted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, Hanni, Uncategorized, Whitney, Writing for Children by

 That’s the star of the book in front of Sandmeyers Bookstore with me back in 2007, when Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound was published.Today, May 2, 2015 is Independent Bookstore Day in Chicago, and Ulrich and Ellen Sandmeyer have graciously invited my Seeing Eye dog Whiteny and me to come help them celebrate:

Sandmeyer’s Bookstore:
11 am- Meet Beth Finke, author of HANNI & BETH: SAFE & SOUND, and her Seeing Eye dog and learn how they work together.

I’ll be signing books in print and in Braille, and my Seeing Eye dog’s pawprint will be rubber-stamped into each sold copy as well.

But wait! There’s more! Sandmeyer’s Bookstore is holdidng a drawing, and a lucky winner will win a free signed copy of Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound, too. I’ll be there with Whitney for about an hour — come early and see us. More about Chicago’s Independent Bookstore Day from their web site:

What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day is a day when readers, booksellers, authors and book lovers all over the country celebrate the local independent bookstores in their community.

What day is Independent Bookstore Day?

Saturday May 2nd!

What’s going on that day?

Some stores are having events. Some stores are having raffles. Some will have author appearances. Check the events page for what’s going on. There’s even a special short story written by Chicago’s own Stuart Dybek and illustrated by Dmitry Samarov!

What’s the deal with the story?

Written by Stuart Dybek, the story is a previously unpublished work illustrated by local author and artist Dmitry Samarov. The print run is limited to 120 copies.

How do I get the story?

You go to one of the participating bookstores early in the day and spend $25 to get a passbook. Then visit each of the remaining 11 stores to collect a page of the story. When you collect and combine all 12 pieces, you’ll have a book!

All of them?!

Yes. All twelve bookstores. That’s half of the fun! You’ll get to see everything the indy bookstore world of Chicago has to offer.

Check out  Chicago Independent Bookstore Day’s events and giveaways page for information on what all 12 participating Chicago bookstores will be offering, and start the day out at Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, 714 S. Dearborn St. (312.922.2104). Whitney and I will be listening for you there.

Cheryl On May 1, 2015 at 9:18 am

In honor of Independent Bookstore Day, I will be donating a book bag filled with various books, including “Hanni and Beth: Safe and Sound”, to a fund raiser for the North Central Women’s Basketball team tomorrow evening. I know it’s going to bring in big bucks for the team:)

bethfinke On May 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

Hooray! THANK YOU, Cheryl — that team is going to need big bucks for all the traveling they’ll be doing next year when they are in first place WIRE-TO-WIRE. Go Cardinals!


Sheila A. Donovan On May 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

Now, that’s a convenient gig. Two somersaults and you’re there!

bethfinke On May 1, 2015 at 10:55 am

Ha! You’re so right — just hope the somersaults don’t result from me tripping on the walk there…


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