I stopped by the pop-up bookstore again last night. It was just after 8 p.m. on a Friday, and still drawing browsers. Customers, too, apparently – I ran into local fiction writer Sherrie Flick, who was dropping off more copies of her novel Reconsidering Happiness because the first batch, which she delivered this past Wednesday, had already sold out.
The store, area resident Jodi Morrison's all-volunteer effort to spotlight indie publishers in the vacated Borders Eastside, has also filled out quite a bit since my first visit, on the May 7 opening day. There were more books, more comics, etc. There were now even small sections curated by local indie bookshops, including Garfield used-book spot Awesome Books; Copacetic Comics; and the Big Idea collective.
To top it off, Highland Park coffeehouse Taza de Oro will be vending coffee there, too.
With all that, plus a daily slate of readings and workshops -- and surely more to come -- Fleeting Pages seems more worth a visit than ever.
The store is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
And remember: The whole shebang closes, as planned, after its June 1 hours.
For a full schedule of events and more details, see www.fleetingpages.com.