Thursday, July 09, 2009

mira! mira!

well, lookee here.

on a recent visit to a favorite bookstore here in san miguel de allende, i found two of my picture books, "bedtime at the swamp" & "i saw an ant on the railroad track", on the display shelves.


the two books (top shelf).

it's always fun to discover any of my books in their natural habitat. whenever i would visit a borders or barnes & noble store, i usually first go to the children's book section to see if they have my books in display.

you know, i've been in the illustration biz for quite a few years now, but it's still always a treat seeing my books in store -- & i don't think i'll ever get used to it.

still, i now kind of expect my books in those popular bookstores.

but a privately owned bookstore in our quaint little mexican town? not really.


the bookstore. libros el tecolote.

a few years back i remember seeing one of my chapter books in a mall in my hometown davao, philippines. i must confess to thinking about grabbing the nearest saleslady or security guard to show them. look! my book! in davao!

nope, i'm never going to get used to this. and that's certainly a good thing.

4 comments:

claire said...

ha ha. i know how you must feel. maybe i should start scouring the bookshops here for your books, see if they're on display.

macky said...

claire - hah. you don't have to, but if by chance you have your camera & see one on the shelves, feel free to send me a pic ;)

bambinocooks said...

"i must confess to thinking about grabbing the nearest saleslady or security guard to show them. look! my book! in davao!"

if it were me I would actually grab anyone nearby and tell them it's my book.
let's see if i can find your books here in singapore.

macky said...

bambinocooks - not sure if the national bookstore management would enjoy having their security guard coaxed away from his post tough.