One of my favourite independent bookshops is called Octavia's and it's in the small market town of Cirencester, England. I'm lucky enough to go in every summer and it's a trip we all look forward to. I'm always keen to see what she has on display and ask about the middle grade books that have recently been published there. Some are similar to what I might find at my local bookstore in the States, some are very different. Either way, it's an inspiring visit and I leave grateful for the presence and passion of indie booksellers.