Mary Laura Philpott is the author of I Miss You When I Blink and Bomb Shelter. Her writing has been featured frequently by The New York Times and appears in such outlets as The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Real Simple, and more. A former bookseller, she also hosted an interview program on Nashville Public Television for several years. Mary Laura lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.
In this wild and unpredictable world where we’re expected to roll with any number of stressors and horrors on a daily basis, we all need a little reprieve from time to time. That’s where books come in—the portable portals to other times, other places, and other people’s lives. And if there’s one day that’s perfect for stocking up on these rectangular therapeutic objects, it’s Independent Bookstore Day, coming up on April 30, 2022. Declare that Saturday your feel-good day, and pay a visit to your favorite indie bookstore(s) in person or online to load up on magnificent new and upcoming reads.