Thursday, September 22, 2011

Living the Dream: New Indie Bookstore

For our first installment of Leap Book authors reaching their dreams, we're featuring Kitty Keswick, writer of the Freaksville series. Kitty is not only a storyteller, she's also a booklover. In addition to her large personal book collection, she considered it a privilege to work in a bookstore. Now she's on the verge of realizing a lifelong dream: opening an Indie bookstore.

Leap is thrilled that she's taken this step during times when so many bookstores are shutting their doors. Instead, Kitty is infusing new life into downtown Logansport, Indiana, with her Some Kind of Wonderful bookstore. The store, which will also have a coffee shop, is slated to open on Main Street in the Greensfelder Building. This historic edifice has been renovated on the exterior; now work will be done on the interior to turn it into a haven for booklovers.

Greensfelder Building on Main St.
Kitty is the author of Freaksville and the forthcoming Furry and Freaked. For Indiana residents who would like to meet her in person, Kitty will be appearing at the library on October 1, 2011.


  1. This is incredible. It is my dream to open a used bookstore. I live in a small town with 2 universities less than 10 minutes away. I thought this would be a great market for a indie bookstore, but apparently not. All of indies have closed and now our smaller used bookstores are closing too. As this continues to happen, my dream begins to fade as it may never happen. But it makes me hopeful that others continue to believe in the necessity of an independent bookstore as it does help build community between the patrons while at the same time helping to build up the community of the town itself.

    I wish Kitty much success and congratulate her in pursuing her dream.

  2. Thank You, Leap and Actin' Up. I am very excited and a bit scared too. I hope others will step up and either open indenepents of their own, or do one even better and support the independents with their business. I've had a wonderful experience with the town and am excited to make Indiana my new home.