While visiting Berlin and Budapest in early October, I stopped by book stores to ask if they would consider adding my debut novel, Hardpan, to their shelves. They expressed a strong interest, and explained how I will need to go thru wholesalers to make this happen. Both stores carry many books by American novelists (Jonathan Franzen’s new book was featured on a storefront poster of Booksellers in Budapest). Dussmann’s in Berlin is a three-story multi-media/book store, including a huge vinyl records section and large separate section for books written in English. All very impressive and fun!