Thursday, January 08, 2009

By the pages

January seems to be a good time for reading (especially with all the bad weather lately). And even though books can be downloaded into an e-reader or onto your computer, a lot of people still prefer being able to hold a book, smell it, feel the pages as they read. Easy to take with you, to curl up with on a stormy day.

Besides the two big chain stores we have in town, there are several locally owned bookstores. This photo was taken inside the Hyde Park Post Office and Bookstore. They sell used books and old sheet music, and, as you can see, have plenty to look through.

IMO, the best used bookstore is Trip Taylor Bookseller on 10th Street. He has a little of everything, including unusual and rare books. You can spend many wonderful hours browsing through the selections in his store. (He doesn’t have a website; I’ll take some pics of his shop next time I’m downtown).

And on the other side of town (from where we live) is Rediscovered Books, which features new and used books, and always has a lot of events and activities for book lovers.

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A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
~ Groucho Marx

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