Authors’ love of books brings her to Milwaukee


Internationally known author, Ann Patchett, and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award recently told the New York Times about her love of books and bookstore tours. Since 2011, Patchett has co-owned a bookstore in Nashville.

It’s small and independent, but visitors flock to the city for a visit to the little shop.

Patchett penned a piece in the New York Times about her adventures across the country and all the bookstores she’s visited and loved. She gave a beautiful shout out to Milwaukee’s own Boswell Book Company and bookseller Daniel Goldin, who was recently named as a judge for the Story Prize. The Story Prize is awarded annually for the best short story collection in English.

Patchett wrote:

I went on my first book tour in 1992 when I was 28, and I have been going on book tours ever since. I have made it a point to go to bookstores in every town I’ve ever driven through. I go both as a writer and a reader, for business and for pleasure, and I have been in love with too many to make a comprehensive list here. Still, I have to call out some of my favorites, like Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, lit by the internal fire of one Daniel Goldin, a stupendously great bookseller.

To see other bookstores Patchett loves, visit New York Times



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