All the local authors I knew were excited because Barnes and Noble was putting a store in The Villages, Florida. I couldn't speak for anyone else but what an opportunity to have a book signing at Barnes and Noble. It was like a validation.
Although my mail order book sells were going well and the stack of books in the garage was going down, I still had a lot of books to sell. This forced me to contact one of the used bookstores regarding me having a book signing.