On November 30, author George R.R. Martin opened Beastly Books, an independent bookstore in Santa Fe, N.Mex., next door to the Jean Cocteau Cinema, which he had acquired in 2013.

One book that it doesn’t sell at the moment is The Winds of Winter, the sixth novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, his fantasy sequence on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based. Martin has promised the book will be done by next summer, when he visits New Zealand for WorldCon, the science fiction and fantasy convention.”