Heather Lende signs her book inside The Bookstore in Haines. (The Bookstore via Facebook)
Between pandemic-related closures and a slow summer, a newly-opened bookstore in downtown Haines is among the retailers struggling to make ends meet. But when a local, nationally-acclaimed author released her latest title, book orders from fans kept the doors open and the shelves full.
Another shipment of Heather Lende’s books just arrived at Haines’ rural post office. Amy Kane owns the bookshop, called The Bookstore, here and it takes two trips to get all the boxes from her truck to her Main Street store.
“Oh, it’s huge,” she said, as she unwrapped a stack of yellow hardcovers.
Amy Kane unwraps a new shipment of Heather Lende’s latest novel in her Haines bookstore.