Fireworks were filling the sky on the 4th of July 2014, when we debuted our children’s book, “The 1947 Freedom Train” at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia! Once we landed from this cloud nine experience, the very first store to carry our book was the “Soldier Store” gift shop at the NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM. What a tremendous honor.
RANGER JOES, an Army and Navy Goods store, also carried the book. Many thanks to the renowned owner of both, Paul Voorhees! Following this came the equal honoring opportunity of the NATIONAL CIVIL WAR NAVAL MUSEUM gift shop. These museums are state of the art places with amazing people at the helm of their missions. In addition, we have just received approval to sell our books on Fort Benning at the FORT BENNING POST EXCHANGE, as a vendor. What a tremendous opportunity to connect with people from everywhere!
Along with these local businesses and organizations, we are delighted that FLOWERS PLUS, a beautiful flower and gift shop, and the cool, downtown bookstore JUDY BUGS BOOKS, are also proud to carry our book. In Cumming, Georgia, HUMPUS BUMPUS BOOKSTORE is another new home for our book, and we look forward to sitting by their cozy fireplace when we visit!
In our sweet home Alabama, 5 star rated THE BOOK SHELF in Huntsville loves our children’s book! AS TIME GOES BY, in Marion, definitely has a place in their heart for children and children’s books and are happy to have ours on their shelf as well. In Tuscumbia, COLD WATER BOOKS has a very warm heart for “The 1947 Freedom Train” that is sure to be a family favorite and teacher treasure!
From the New American Freedom Train Show tour up to Connecticut last fall, our book made it into BREAKWATER BOOKS in Guilford which has a magical children’s area. The spring show tour took us to Arizona where we just got into the CHANGING HANDS bookstore in Tempe and will soon be in the CHANGING HANDS Phoenix location also, which is the favorite bookstore to people living in these areas!
Our first bookstore in Florida, THE HIDDEN LANTERN, is in the beautiful Rosemary Beach area. Not only does this bookstore carry top of the line books, it has an amazing art gallery as well. Kathie Eidson is looking forward to a book signing here on the 4th of July and Kathy Maggart will be book signing at the National Infantry Museum on our nation’s birthday too!
We cannot express enough the depth of our appreciation to the stores listed here for welcoming our book and giving us this great start! We have only scratched the surface of opportunity and will continue to look for stores to carry our magnificent children’s book that we believe can impact the upcoming generation of elementary age children and beyond. Its message via the historical event of the 1947 Freedom Train is to inspire patriotism, respect for all our military heroes and appreciation of our great freedoms. All Aboard America!