Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Used Bookstore

There is a wonderful little used bookstore about half an hour from where I live.  Some close friends of mine introduced my wife and I to it many years ago, and we have made a point of going there first whenever we are looking for books.  The owner is an extremely sweet woman who is so quick to share some of her new and favorite finds and will tell you anything she knows of the books that you end up buying.  Somehow she seems to know a good deal about every book in her store (which is actually her house).
In that we are moving to Northern Ireland, our book collection had to be cut down significantly.  It was a horrible task that was really quite difficult, but it resulted in us actually acknowledging the good stuff that we have, hopefully making us more inclined to read those that we have not already read.  It also allowed us to donate about 150 books to our favorite used bookstore...this one...

Table Display
This is one of her rooms.  She put a bunch of books about Ireland on this table...in case we were interested in learning more about our destination.

Another room in her house has walls lined with bookshelves.  A little lamp illuminates the books.

We couldn't leave without looking through her newest additions...and the old ones, too.  I ended up grabbing DeLillo's Mao II and Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad.  My wife grabbed a few as well, though I'm not sure what.

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