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weston-ochse's picture
Nov.05.2009
Tobacco Row in Tampa, Florida, used to have a used bookstore, of sorts.  I think it was called The Last Chance Bookstore, and they weren’t kidding.  All the books were a dollar, regardless of what edition, volume or shape they were in. Just to make sure you understand what kind of store this is,...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Nov.05.2009
Kepler's Books doesn't look quite the same as it did when peace activist Roy Kepler first opened its doors in 1955 - or so folks who've been around Palo Alto and Menlo Park since then tell me - but those are its roots. It was a serious store where serious readers and thinkers gathered. But then, as...
imen-bennani's picture
Nov.05.2009
My love of books and reading has been with me since early childhood; I remember that I used to finish reading the books of the syllabus before even the school year began. Father had always cared, fortunately, to provide us with the necessary books, copybooks and all things needed for a pupil who...
jambulingam-mudaliar's picture
Nov.05.2009
I am writing about my book store, Higginbothams. This book store was established by the British 150 years ago first in Madras. The state of art in Higginbotham, Mount Road, Madras has an infrastrcture that portrays the oldest Indian architecture and methodlogies of construction and a must place to...
linda-lappin's picture
Nov.05.2009
Just around the corner from Notre Dame on Rue de la Bucherie, Shakespeare and Company, the celebrated bookstore, library, shrine, and make-shift hotel, welcomes readers, writers, and flaneurs for rich cultural encounters with the printed and spoken word. Officially recognized by the City of...
heather-koelle's picture
Nov.04.2009
I was hoping this week's topic would be favortite BOOK,not bookstore! But,I cant really say I have one favorite,as I am drawn to any place that has books;the local library,goodwill,thrift shops,garage sales,even the library book fair held once a year! Its amazing what treasures I can find in these...
susan-rich's picture
Nov.04.2009
Elliott Bay Book Company is the only bookstore to alter my life in direct and positive ways. On a twenty-four hour stop-over in Seattle, a friend-of-a-friend told me "you have to check-it out." In  those days, I was a pretty typical East Coast transplant who still didn't quite believe...
c-m-mayo's picture
Nov.04.2009
But why choose? Herewith a few favorite things about many favorite bookstores: The mammoth selection of Vroman's (Pasadena CA) The coziness and curated neuroscience section of the Book Works (Del Mar CA) The elegant just-walk-in-open ambiance of Mrs. Dalloway's (Berkeley CA) The breezy feeling and...
karen-vaughan's picture
Nov.04.2009
I would have to say my fave book store to by new books is Chapters. We have a local store. it's homey and comes complete with a starbucks. I also like our towns selection of used book stores. We have 4 in same block and another good one not too far away. I also like the worlds biggest bookstore in...
lorna-rainey's picture
Nov.04.2009
Each of my book events is special and wonderful in that they allow me to connect with readers and potential readers. Each venue has its own aura and personality which contributes to the overall experience. One which stands out was a Saturday afternoon event at Origin Books, Art & Cafe in...