Game of Thrones creator author George R. R. Martin is always under attack from his fans for doing everything but finishing up the next book in the series, The Winds of Winter. The latest in the line of things that George does that aren’t about releasing that book, is the fact that he has now opened up his own bookstore. Read on!
As many of you might already know, George is a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He already has a cinema house there, named the Jean Cocteau Cinema, which he started in 2013. GRRM has now opened a new bookstore named Beastly Books, right next to the cinema.
The bookstore is apparently named after Beauty and the Beast, which is known as Jean Cocteau’s most popular film, as well as the name of a TV show GRRM worked on in the 80s. He made the announcement on his Not a Blog. Explaining the motive behind starting this establishment, George wrote:
“We’ve been doing amazing author events at the Jean Cocteau Cinema ever since we reopened the theatre in August, 2013. Dozens of terrific, award-winning, bestselling writers have appeared at the JCC to speak, read, and sign their books… SF writers, mystery writers, historical novelists, romance writers, thriller writers, mainstream literary writers, YA authors, non-fiction writer and journalists… the list goes on and on.
And all of them have signed stock for us. The only problem was the Jean Cocteau lobby was far too small for us to display all of these wonderful autographed books.”
The store will have a section of signed copies of GRRM’s works, in addition to signed works of numerous other popular authors.
So if you’re ever in Santa Fe, you know what to do. Hit us up in the comments, down below!