The Bookshot Bucket List #1: Iowa

I have a dream. Not a goal- because goals are dreams that you write down and actually do. But a dream. An idle dream that kicks around my brains now and again and sounds positively delightful. Someday, maybe, I'd like to open a bookstore.

But immediately reality kicks in. Half of all new businesses fail. Books are either a dying medium or doing just fine, depending on who you talk to. Plus, what the hell do I know about running a business? (Not much.) I'd need a space. I'd want to make it look good. I'd need to get books for my space. It's an idle dream, but I don't even know if it's possible or not.

About a month ago, I saw this Buzzfeed listicle float by me. Then, I saw this list go by me as well. And then it sort of all connected in my brain- what better way to figure out what's possible or what's not than by visiting the best independent bookstores in America? I've already started a semi tradition of buying at least one book from my excellent local independent bookstore, Prairie Lights for Independent Bookstore Day and this year was no exception:
Yep, Walkway by Cory Doctorow. I've got a couple of things to get out of my way before I get to it, but hopefully by the end of the summer I'll be cracking it open. I have no idea how long this particular challenge is going to take me, but I think it's important to find out if an idle dream can become an actual goal, so consider Prairie Lights crossed off the list. We'll see what other places I can get to when I can...

(I'm going to be using a combination of both lists and see how long it takes me to get to the end. Just for those of you keeping score at home.)

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