Second Sight is Available at These Locations:
Owner Marc Berlin runs a large bookstore in historic downtown Bangor. Occasionally one of Bangor’s hometown authors, Stephen King, can be found visiting. Bangor’s historic district is charming. The surrounding hills are lined with street after street of residential masterpieces. If you like to do drive by house gazing, Bangor has one of the largest varieties of historic American residential architecture I’ve ever seen. There are great places to stroll. Downtown boasts excellent places to eat. A must is The Friar’s Bakehouse!
Please stop in and tell Marc hello. He was so supportive of the book and gave me the best terms of any of the other stores to date. Bangor is right off of Interstate 95 and a great visit before or after Bar Harbor. If you run into Stephen King, lucky you! Click here to see what is my favorite Stephen King movie.
Portland Maine is a beautiful city with a restored historic waterfront. Longfellows is easy to get to and easy to park. They stamp your ticket from the parking garage next door. Excellent children’s section. After you buy my book, grab your bikes off your car, peddle three blocks down to the waterfront, and take the ferry over to Peak’s Island. If it is Thursday, time your visit to watch the trash truck do its ballet off the ferry onto the landing as the ferry’s bow dips, its propellers leave the water and the truck just makes it on shore. Peddle to the south side of the island and park yourself on the beach to read, or head east to the long stretches of rocky beach coves. Endless tidepools full of critters wait for your family’s inspection. Now doesn’t this sound better than going on Amazon and waiting five to ten days for a package?
Matt at the main counter was very friendly and took my books right away. Please thank him for me. When Chris gets back from vacation, please call him and ask how many copies of Second Sight are still available. Thanks!
Bookstore At Bayside Plaza13719 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842 410 250 1385
Second Sight should be in their hands by July 26 2010. The store is about a 1/2 mile south of where Route 54 intersects Route 1 and is located a block from the beach on the west side of Route 1. My deepest thanks to Heather Powell for volunteering to take time out of their vacation to drop these books off. Jon and Heather run a pain free top notch dental practice in Pottstown, Pa. If you are a big chicken about visiting the dentist (like me!) please consider Dr. Powell for your next over due dental visit. He is so good, even getting the Novocaine shot is completely pain free. I kid you not! Plus Heather the business manager puts you at ease the moment you step in the door. Thank you for checking them out! And thank you for checking out the Bookstore at Bayside Plaza. Cindy the owner was very nice over the phone and accepted the book without hesitation. Again if you have the chance to call the store and inquire about the book, I really appreciate it. All of this helps gets Second Sight into national distribution, helps me get the rest of the series finished, and helps get a lot of children off of the refuse piles around the world, and into safe, nurturing homes. That is the dream anyway. The first tithe check went to the Mission Society last week. Thanks to you we helped two children. For me, knowing they have a home makes all of this worthwhile.
Mason’s New and Used Books101 South Baltimore Ave. Ocean City MD 21842 410 289 5511
I will be receiving information from Mason’s and post shortly. Really nice people to work with. They are a block off the beach, straight in off of Route 50. So you can buy Second Sight right when you arrive and read it while you are waiting for your rental place to be cleaned. 🙂 Please check them out. Meanwhile, I found these comments about Mason’s from Google Maps:
“We like to check out the books store that we notice all the time. This store has a lot of great used books. I like reading the quick easy read while sitting on the beach & I found a lot of that in here. The staff is friendly & greets all who …”
“I was surprised at just how nice the used books were here. They had a couple paperbacks I had been looking for so I was very happy. The staff were friendly and greeted us when we came in the door. …”
This is a big break for us. Atlantic has over a dozen stores. If the book sells at the Cape May store, we should be able to negotiate placement in the rest of the stores. The Cape May store fills the inside a restored bank building. Two floors of everything. Nice kids section. If some of you happen to be vacationing near Cape May, New Jersey and need summer reading, please stop in and ask for Second Sight.
If you have never been to Cape May, it is a beautiful, historic town, full of Victorian Architecture. The store is located on the “mall” which is a pedestrian section of the town offering just about anything you might want to do. The beach is a couple of blocks away. A great day trip if you are vacationing at the Jersey Shore. Why do we call it the Shore and not the Beach? Guess the same reason we call Coke “soda” and the best sandwiches in the world a “Hoagie” or a “Cheese Steak”. “-)
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Thank you again for supporting local businesses.
Very unique bookstore with a cafe bar and lots of wandering space to browse. The owners are friendly and very supportive of local writers. If you are struggling and need some encouragement with your writing, this is a good place to make new friends. I will be doing a book signing here on August 20th from 6PM to 8PM
The store owner Joe was very helpful. This is a small Christian bookstore and gift shop. It is in quiet North Wildwood and on the easier shore route if you are heading down to Wildwood from Philly or points north. Parking is free and easy. You might spot a beach home you’ll want to rent next vacation.
609 398 3343
Ocean City, New Jersey is a wonderful shore destination. My family has been coming here for three generations. Atlantic Books has two locations on the boardwalk at 8th Street and 12th Street. Come down for a day on the beach and head up to the boardwalk whenever the sun gets to be too much. If it starts to rain, dash up to Atlantic, buy my book, and hang out at one of the great eateries until the storm passes. The beach will have cleared out leaving you with excellent choices on the sand where you can relax and read between swims.
If you have time to explore the shore further, Ocean Grove is a great historic Camp Meeting town. The Bishop Janes Tabernacle is acoustically outstanding with an excellent program of inspirational music and worship.
A big thank you to Christine and her boss for placing my book in their store. This was the first time I had driven through Princeton, New Jersey. Beautiful campus and town. The link I posted gives you reviews about the store. It is convenient and well stocked. They put my books on the front shelf ! All the copies are signed. Thank you again for patronizing the independent bookstores. Helping small businesses helps your community.
I confirmed with the Manager Bonnie that Second Sight is on their shelves ! My thanks to Kathryn Craft for making this connection for me. If you need a manuscript edited or nudged, she is the person you want to talk to. She got my story in shape!
Anybody visiting Bethlehem must visit this store, especially during holidays. They have a massive book section complete with cafe, music section, children’s section, and huge Christmas and gift store. They are dedicated supporters of local authors and our writers club, the Greater Lehigh Valley Writer’s Group.428 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610 866 5481
Small friendly bookstore in the middle of Dallastown. Nice selection of paperbacks and hardback titles. My book is on the front counter! Easy parking in front of store.
Large Bookstore with wide selection of titles. Easy parking and very friendly staff.
This is my home town. There is so much history here. My grandfather was a pastor and lived in a parsonage that George Washington stayed in. The store carries a huge selection of titles and is deeply committed to supporting the local writing community. While you are in town, visit the Mercer Museum and walk through the town. There are plenty of treasures waiting for you to discover.
Unique bookstore that is very family friendly. You could spend a couple hours hanging out here.674 Main Street Salford Square Harleysville, PA 19438 215 256 9311
Classy store with knowledgeable staff. Great gifts and excellent title selections.204 Shoemaker Road Pottstown Pa 19464 610 705 0130
Please check them out and help support the local business community. This is a spacious store with lots of titles and gifts. Mark and Rachel are great people to meet. You will be glad you took the time to have a conversation with them. Turn in off of Route 309 and follow Route 313 into the center of town where the road splits one way both directions. The Friendly Book Store is near the Train Station on the right. Buy the book and then head back towards 309 to McCooles Red Lion Inn. at the corner of Broad (313) and Main. McCooles is an historic inn dating back to 1750 and the focal point of the famous Fries Rebellion of 1799. I have eaten here and love it. The food is excellent, not expensive. The atmosphere is casual and steeped in history; a perfect place to curl up and read a book when the outside world gets too nuts.300 West Broad Street Quakertown, PA 18951 215 536 1030
New Hope is a popular historic village nestled on the Delaware River. Perfect place for browsing, shopping, dining, and hanging out in fun eclectic bookshops. If you want the relaxed, tucked away atmosphere of the small town independent bookstore, Farley’s delivers. The building whispers history with every floorboard creak. Check them out, tell Julian I said hi, buy several books from him, and then head down the street to A Mano Galleries and ask to see the wire sculpture of Jordan falling from his rope!
If you are looking for a cool gift, how about chocolate and my book? The owner is putting together a special package of chocolates (shaped like pyramids last I heard ) and gift wrapped with Second Sight. I am a chocoholic and Sweet Ashley’s is superb! They make their own chocolate on the premises. Tell Connie I said hi!
343 Main Street
Royersford, PA 19468
Huge bookstore with just about every title plus wide range of office supplies and gifts. Located in very cool restored barn. Convienient to the Reading PA area. Tell Mary I said hi!4906 Penn Ave. Sinking Spring, PA 19608 610 678-7627
Books 4 Less A large bookstore convenient to the Pottstown PA area. Friendly staff. I noticed they encourage reading in children with some interesting incentive programs.290 Upland Square Dr. Pottstown Pa 19464 610 323 3700
(Note: Their website is being revised)
UPDATE: Second Sight sold out and is restocked ! Visit their beautiful new location across from Wegmans at :
220 Plaza Drive
Collegeville, PA 19426 610-454-0640
The store is large, spacious and very convenient off of 422 and 29. Great place to hang out at the cafe with a good book, of which they have many! If you stand outside of the entrance to Wegmans and look across the parking lot you will see Eastern Mountain Sports. Just to the right of that is Towne Book Center & Cafe !!
This is the largest independent bookstore in the Eastern United States. It has more floor space than a Borders. There is a great Cafe and plenty of titles on anything. They have a pile of my books and have asked me to come do a book signing and a power point talk on my travels and research. Dates and times to be announced. Probably in September or October this year. This was a huge break. I am so grateful to them. Tell Michael I said hello and thank the staff for being such strong supporters of the writing community.
West Chester is one of the first three counties organized by William Penn. It is about as historic as Pennsylvania can get. This is a great town to visit and explore any time of the year. I hope you can visit!
Mainstay of Lehigh Valley area. They are huge and have just about everything. After you stop here, turn north, away from I 78, and discover just how beautiful our valley is.1341 Mickley Road Whitehall, Pa 18052 610 264 8600
These stores are reviewing Second Sight and negotiating terms.
Check them out and ask if they carry my book yet! 🙂
Great Children’s and Youth Bookstore around the loop from Book Marc’s! The Friar’s Bake House is right next door. 🙂
Judy was a great listener while I went through my story of finding the carving in Peru, discovering it pointed at Egypt, getting hauled into the Supreme Council in Cairo and interrogated, etc. I was so glad for a listening ear, I gave her a signed copy. The owner was on vacation so here’s hoping she likes the book as well. Anybody who can run a bookstore for 22 years with the Bangor Mall pulling the lion’s share of shoppers off of I-95 has to be doing a lot of things right. Please call them and encourage them to take my book. I took a chance and dropped a few copies off in case the manager decides to take me on consignment. Since the story has no foul language or inappropriate situations, my hope is that it also attracts a following among the teen crowd. I haven’t heard yet. Typing with my fingers crossed is such a challenge. 😛
If you are in town , please consider stopping and asking about Second Sight. Thanks!
This is a nice Christian Bookstore across from the Bangor Mall, next to Interstate 95. They are considering the book for consignment sale. I don’t have any copies left there so please don’t go to the trouble of driving over just to get my book. They are well worth checking out for any inspirational books and gifts. Please consider giving them a call and encourage them to carry Second Sight! Thanks!
Great location with easy parking. Large selection of books and geared for family.
This place is cool. Tucked away near the old city square in the center of Easton Pa. Nice coffee shop. The place is lined with books. They sell new and used books according to the wait staff. Great breakfast and lunch spot.20 North 3rd Street Easton, PA 18042 (610) 252-1188
I haven’t been inside yet. But there seemed to be alot of enthusiastic comments about this store. They appear to be very dedicated to supporting the writing community. I dropped the book off and had a nice conversation with the owner.237 Bridge Street 2nd Floor
Phoenixville. PA. 19460
1-610-410-5039 1-866-379-6429(toll free)
Huge store, convenient to the Souderton and Telford Area. Great selection of titles, music, and art. Wonderful staff.773 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964 (215) 723-4397 (800) 926-5288
I discovered this store in Quakertown PA. It is a fantastic, tucked-away kind of store with great charm and tons of titles. You have to check this place out. It is on the other side of the galaxy from the term “chain”.392 West Broad Street, Quakertown, PA 18951 (215) 529-1645