Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spotlight on Homer Bookstore

The origin of the Homer Bookstore can be traced back to its sparse beginning when founder Woody Suttles stocked a circular book rack that stood inside the former Quiet Sports. The official bookstore opened in 1974. It is the oldest independent bookstore on the Kenai Peninsula and one of the longest running general bookstores in Alaskan history. In 2009, The Lonely Planet Travel Guide reported what locals already knew: “the Homer Bookstore sells new books to what's obviously a more intellectually demanding market than most. The selection is phenomenal."

Homer has long been a hotbed of literary talent and this bookstore celebrates local writers all year long, keeping autographed copies of books by many Homer writers. For a complete list, go here.

Additionally, the Homer Bookstore donated two books to the Alaska Book Week Giveaway: Alaskans Die Young by Susan Hudson Johnson and Invisible Ink, an anthology of Homer writers.

Thank you, Homer Bookstore!

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