In the News

They like us – they really like us! Click the links below to view articles featuring the bookstore and its crew.

Bill Clinton, James Patterson Event in Winter Park Sold Out

  • November 30, 2018
  • We were the bookseller of choice at the Orlando stop of bestselling author James Patterson and President Bill Clinton’s book tour for The President is Missing. The joint appearance was part of the “Unscripted” lecture series, of which the Orlando Sentinel is also a sponsor.

Orlando Unscripted Presents: Mitch Albom and The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

  • October 11, 2018
  • We were the bookseller of choice at the first of the Orlando Unscripted series featuring best-selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist Mitch Albom.

Quantum Leap Launches Wine, Wisdom and Words Guest Author Series

  • June 18, 2018
  • We’re featured on the Orlando Date Night Guide! We started a new series of events this summer with our community partner Quantum Leap Winery called “Wine, Wisdom & Words.” It’s a new speaker series highlighting bestselling authors paired with unique, sustainable wines.

Orlando Book Festival: David Baldacci, S. Jae-Jones to Speak

  • March 6, 2018
  • In the spring of 2018, we partnered with the Orange County Library System to celebrate the city of Orlando’s inaugural Orlando Book Festival. Bestselling authors David Baldacci and S. Jae-Jones were keynote speakers.

Central Florida Jewish Book Festival hosts award-winning authors

  • February 9, 2018
  • Learn and laugh with four award-winning Jewish authors at the literary event of the year. On Feb. 25, Writer’s Block Bookstore is partnering with The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando and the Jewish Book Council to host authors Michelle Edwards, Paul Goldberg, Pam Jenoff and Justin Loeber at the Central Florida Jewish Book Festival from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at The Roth Family JCC.

Central Florida Jewish Book Festival hosts award-winning authors

Book Lovers Day: Put Down the Phone and Pick Up A Book

  • August 9, 2018
  • We’re featured in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2018 writeup celebrating National Book Lovers Day.

36 Hours in Orlando

  • February 1, 2018
  • The New York Times provides you with what you need to know when you only have 36 hours to sightsee. We’re featured in the Orlando edition as a cozy Saturday afternoon well-spent! 

Excerpt from My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, featuring Kristin Harmel

  • March 16, 2017
  • International bestselling author Kristin Harmel shares why Writer’s Block Bookstore is her favorite place to recharge her creative batteries.

The Foreword Review

  • Fall 2016
  • Foreword is a magazine covering indie bookstores and publishers; Lauren’s interview has her hard-earned insights about selecting books to carry and feature, community interest, and appealing to the heart of readers, young and old alike. 

LitHub Magazine

  • February 8, 2016
  • Interview with a Bookstore is a series of interviews conducted around the world and published on one of the literary web’s biggest magazines. Lauren answers LitHub’s in-depth questions about the bookstore, her favorite books, and what Writer’s Block does better than any other bookstore. 

Garden & Gun

  • June 2015
  • This “Small Town Escapes” article includes Writer’s Block Bookstore as part of the Winter Park magic that “even Disney couldn’t manufacture.” 

New Independent Bookstore Seeks Success in Winter Park

  • February 10, 2015
  • The Orlando Sentinel features Writer’s Block Bookstore as part of their writeup about local bookstores, and includes Lauren’s ethos about bookselling and community.

Orlando Sentinel’s Winter Park Forum

  • February 4, 2015
  • Winter Park Forum Editor Michael Freeman interviews Lauren about the beginnings of Writer’s Block Bookstore and the future of indie bookselling. 

Shelf Awareness

  • September 15, 2014
  • Shelf Awareness is an industry newsletter intended for booksellers and book lovers alike, and records the opening of new bookstores around the country. This is the earliest news article about Writer’s Block Bookstore!
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