Pretty Good Books to hold book signing for local librarian turned author

Published 9:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2023

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On July 22, Pretty Good Books will host a book signing for local and former LaGrange Memorial librarian Kate Chambers. The signing will be held at Pretty Good Books from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Chambers’ book, “Somewhere Only We Know,” is her debut romance novel that tells the love story of Jane Mullins and Lincoln Bainbridge.

When Jane Mullins competes in a cake decorating competition to save her bakery, she meets her celebrity crush — Lincoln Bainbridge. For Bainbridge, life has been a blur of filming episodes and hiding from fans since his fiancée ran off with his best friend. To him, a trip to Atlanta is just another interview — until he meets Jane.

Chambers said being an author after years of being a librarian has been a fun experience.

“I’ve always loved books since I was little and always wanted to write one. So, getting to not only still work with books, but to put my book on the shelf next to books I’ve read my whole life is a pretty remarkable experience. It still feels a little surreal,” Chambers said.

Chambers said she would describe the book as a Hallmark movie as a book.

“There’s a lot of family, love, and food involved, which kind of reflects how I grew up. Any family get-together was accompanied by food and lots of it — that’s how I learned to cook and bake. It’s a love language in my family and it translated into a love language on paper,” Chambers said.

Chambers said she is excited about her upcoming book signing.

“I’m really glad that the first book signing I ever do is in a place that’s special to me. I went to school at Lagrange College and spent so many years down there working in the library,” Chambers said. “Josh and Christina at Pretty Good Books have become awesome people in my life. I remember how their girls would come to story time and hang out at the library. So, getting to share this event with them is just really special.”

She said she looks forward to seeing some of the people who were a part of her life in LaGrange at the book signing.

“I wrote a lot of the book during the years when I was in LaGrange. Getting to have this experience with people that were an is a big part of my life is really special and I hope they enjoy it too,” Chambers said.