Asheville's Stephen King Mystery

For a small city of 70,000, my adopted hometown of Asheville has a high number of bookstores. I counted up to 10 once. Strangely, they seem to be evenly split, too, between new and used bookstores. One of the used bookstores reported today that they’d found a sales receipt tucked inside a book apparently signed by author Stephen King. (I could be wrong, but I think the image below shows a carbon copy signature. Remember those?) The local blog Ashvegas has the story here.

By coincidence, Moby Lives has a nice piece about this 25-year-old bookstore