Middletown's Island Books hosts "Nightstand" book bloggers on Tuesday

Aquidneck Island's wonderful indie bookstore, Island Books, is hosting the Random House book bloggers Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness tomorrow, Nov. 29 at 6:30pm. They run the blog and podcast site Books on the Nightstand, and will be on hand to talk about their favorite books out this fall and for the holiday season, Island Books said in a statement, which continued:

"Many of you have been at the store when Ann & Michael have been here before, so you already know how great they are. The rest of you will just have to take our word for it - they're tremendously knowledgeable about books, incredibly nice and an awful lot of fun. So, join us - we'll sip some wine, snack some cheese and have a really good time!"

If you can't make it tomorrow, I'd still suggest you stop by the store or the newly redesigned Island Books web site. They've added a lot of functionality and are now selling Google ebooks directly from the site, and have an integrated search-and-order feature for any book by author, title, or ISBN. If you're buying books for folks this holiday season — and if you're a regular reader here, my guess is that you are — why not spend dollars locally and put them to work in our island economy.

Full disclosure: Written partially from an e-mail blurb, but I'd cover it anyway. I heart local bookstores.