At least three fine local bookstores, and of course online where some pre-orders have indeed started to trickle in. Thanks very much for those, it is deeply appreciated.
First up was The Regulator Bookshop on 9th Street in Durham. They've been my local bookstore for almost 10 years now, and were very enthusiastic and supportive of carrying the magazine. So enthusiastic that we're trying to work out a date for the BULL SPEC #1 launch party there in early February! I'm glad to be able to say (after having a nice meeting with them) that some folks from Durham Literacy will be there as all BULL SPEC proceeds from sales at the launch party are going to them and I really hope it will be a fun event, with readings from some of our local narrators and translators, maybe some other fun in the works. More to come on that in the coming weeks to be sure.
Then a very happy New Years Eve bit of news for me was hearing back from the excellent Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh that they'd love to find me some shelf space as well, and yesterday I found out that I'll also have a place to call "home" in Chapel Hill in the form of Internationalist Books on West Franklin Street.
Thanks very much to the folks at these great local bookstores for, sight unseen, being so supportive and positive about carrying BULL SPEC. It's very much appreciated and I'm still feeling the warm fuzzies from the well wishes.