When I was asked to sign copies of my book LIKES at Metrobar, the decision was an easy one: YES!
I sold my book of short stories about social media as part of their Holiday Art Fair and Book Sale on December 5th.
I’m a huge fan of this Metro-themed outside bar near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro. It’s also right on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, which makes it very convenient for people who bike (like me). Since Metrobar opened, I’ve brought multiple groups of friends there, all of whom shared my enthusiasm for drinking outside next to a disused Metro car.
I’ve never sold books in person before. Prior to this, all my sales were online.
In our super-wired age, there’s the temptation to believe that everyone and everything is on Twitter or Facebook.
They aren’t. The Metrobar Art Fair and Book Sale was an opportunity to sell books in person to people outside my online social network.
There’s also something different about seeing someone with a physical object (a book) that you created. Something that is more tangible and real than pixels.
LIKES is a collection of dark and funny short stories about social media. But it’s also a beautiful physical object that you can put in a bag and take with you to read on the Metro. Or in Metrobar.