Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lost in a good bookshop

Right down the street from my apartment is a great book shop. It's not a big box/big name shop. Nope, it's a small, locally owned, non-chain, bookshop. It actually put the Barnes and Noble down the block out of business! 
I love walking past there everyday and taking a look at all the different books they have in the shop windows. If I have time I typically just walk in and browse the stacks, just because!
It has such a great feel. Wooden shelves lined with books. It smells like books, that great homey freshly printed book smell. One of my favorite parts of the whole shop is the ladders along most of the shelves and the amazing lighting they have all over the ceiling. Such an eclectic mix - it is just perfect.
My favorite section to browse is the cookbook section. I love looking for inspiration and the pictures in the volumes are mouth watering. The New Cook's Illustrated cookbook is such a fun read, I swooned while reading it!
And, I cannot forget the children's section! It is so darling and I too can get lost in the amazing little corner of the shop dedicated to the youngest readers. I have bought many a book for Noam here, well, and for me too!
The shop is always full. Full of people, full of life, full of curiosity. It is amazing to think that in all these books there is something for everyone. A different genre, a different adventure, a different story to get lost in.
I just love having this shop so close to my home. I love that the community has supported this great shop and that so many people share my love of a good book. Without a doubt, I will always have something to read as long as the Booksmith is down the blog from me!

19 thoughts on the matter:

Danelle said... {Reply}

This looks like a fantastic bookstore. How lucky you live so close.

Heather said... {Reply}

It looks like a great bookstore!
I still have not yet to get pictures of stores like this with my camera i feel strange. Kudos to you ;).

deb duty said... {Reply}

Looks like a wonderful place! I love to browse through books. It's great that a local place was able to compete!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

What an incredible book(smith) store...lucky you!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

Oh yes- we would get along so well. I LOVE bookstores & could spend forever in there. What a great place!

Kathy said... {Reply}

Oh wow, I love book shops like this. And I know exactly what you mean about the "smell"'s like home to me. And you would find ME in either the cookbook or travel section :)

tinajo said... {Reply}

I love book shops and have done so since I was a kid - my stomach always tingles when I enter! :-)

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

yeah to the small business owner!

Salma @ Chasing Rainbow said... {Reply}

Speaking of books...visit my giveaway. Noam could win some great books.


Susan said... {Reply}

Such fun, I love bookstores like this as well. (And I think it's cool you buy Children's books for yourself... I thought I was the only one who did that.)

Lisa said... {Reply}

Oh my gosh, I could get lost in there too. I love hanging out at Barnes and Noble (that's all we have here; all the independents have closed shop) and adore the smell of books too. Love it. You are lucky to have such a treasure.

Susan said... {Reply}

This place sounds wonderful. There is something so delightful about bookstores. I try to use the library, but it's much better to own your own.

dianapantz said... {Reply}

bookstores are one of my favorite places on the planet!

Sacha♥ said... {Reply}

this place sound fun. enjoying :D

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Sian said... {Reply}

I too love a mooch in a bookshop. Since I have 2 kiddies its rare I get to enjoy it, but it makes the times I do even more precious now x

Mom Photographer said... {Reply}

I love cookbook section, too! Now I'm reading a book on my computer and it's not the same as the old schoold paper version!!!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I could lose myself in a good bookstore. When we visited Powell's Books in OR, I wanted to move to OR right there and then!

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

They put Barnes and Nobles out of business? That is absolutely incredible! And wonderful! LOVE that!

Rachel said... {Reply}

I love our local businesses. And your bookstore sounds so perfectly charming!

I am also cracking up at your last line... about having a bookstore just down the "blog" from you. Hee hee! :)