As his father, writer Manuel Gonzales, center, discussed his new novel, "The Regional Office is Under Attack!" with a crowd at The Morris Bookshop on April 15, 5-year-old Dashiell Gonzales entertained himself with a book about super heroes. The Morris Bookshop specializes in Kentucky books, but must carry a bit of everything to be profitable.
As his father, writer Manuel Gonzales, center, discussed his new novel, "The Regional Office is Under Attack!" with a crowd at The Morris Bookshop on April 15, 5-year-old Dashiell Gonzales entertained himself with a book about super heroes. The Morris Bookshop specializes in Kentucky books, but must carry a bit of everything to be profitable. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
As his father, writer Manuel Gonzales, center, discussed his new novel, "The Regional Office is Under Attack!" with a crowd at The Morris Bookshop on April 15, 5-year-old Dashiell Gonzales entertained himself with a book about super heroes. The Morris Bookshop specializes in Kentucky books, but must carry a bit of everything to be profitable. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.