Maybe you’re wondering what’s “with the name? A logophile who couldn’t come up with a different name for her book than the name of her store?”
LOL. I had sooooo many names for my book. But in the end the team at my publishing house chose this one. They just loved the word Herbiary, a mash-up I discovered back in 2009 when I put the suffix -iary from bestiary and apiary onto the word herb. I say “discovered” because while this word wasn’t in the dictionary, I wasn’t the first to think of it; I’ve found an herbiary or two (the place where the herbs were grown) in Victorian novels and gardening books.
And it works, right? An Herbiary is a collection of herbs.
And now there’s more than one way to enjoy it!
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