“Lights, Camera, Action” in Davidson
Main Street Books Closed Thursday (Jan. 13) for Filming
Downtown Davidson is abuzz with actors, camera operators, directors, set dressers, gaffers, best boys, key grips, stylists, boom operators, stunt coordinators, producers, and . . . friends hoping to get a good look or a part as an extra. This week Main Street Books and the parking lot next door have become sets for The Other Zoey, a forthcoming romantic comedy whose protagonist is a student working part-time at a bookstore (that’s us).
As any small-town, starstruck bookshop owner would do, I have been preparing for the shoot by working through some “research” assignments, namely watching the actors in their previous works so that when I inevitably bumble through conversations with famous people I will know full-well how accomplished they are! Ha.
While I have solemnly sworn to keep tight-lipped about what happens on set this week, there are bound to be some relatable tidbits that aren’t confidential and you can bet that I’ll share them next week.
In the meantime, we are staring at books with no covers and looking forward to visiting with Diane Chamberlain and her audiobook narrator tomorrow night on Zoom. Happy pub day to The Last House on the Street! PLEASE NOTE: We are hosting a live signing line on Zoom after the talk where attendees can speak with Diane in a breakout room. In the breakout room, Diane will sign book plates with personal inscriptions for you to place in the books you’ve purchased from us. So order up, fans!
And if you’re here for the books and not the movie gossip, scroll down for this week’s new releases. There’s a Jason Reynolds, a Hanya Yanagihara, a Jabari Asim, a Jami Attenburg and several others that might catch your fancy.
With starry eyes,
PS The set dressers have to make sure that no book covers show in the film to avoid copyright infringement, so the books at the front of the shop are currently in their birthday suits.
PPS This morning, as I was perusing my daily “news” sources (Deadline and IMDB . . . maybe I’m kidding, maybe I’m not), I also discovered that another bookish book – and a local favorite – is headed for the silver screen. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry! I’m thinking that a couple of watch parties at Our Town Cinemas are in order. Stay tuned.