Reading Shakespeare and Company, A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, was like spending a wonderfully rainy afternoon in your grandfather’s attic going through dusty old photographs, maps, letters, and journals.
Rummaging about, through a plethora of tomes, in search of hidden treasures, is in my opinion at least one of the best parts of going to a used bookstore. I love the labyrinth like maze of bookshelves that barely contain their contents, the stacks of books that often punctuate the popularity of a certain genre… Continue reading The Poulsbo Book Stop
Back in July of 1995, when Amazon.com hung out it’s original online-shingle as an online bookseller, I am not sure even the most imaginative of executives would ever have dreamed, let alone predicted, the level of growth or success that the company has achieved in the last 21 years. Today, there is virtually nothing you… Continue reading Amazon Books
I love bookstores; especially those wonderful little hole-in-the-wall places that you hear about from a friendly local, or even better yet, that you just stumble across when you aren’t even looking for them. Magus Books is one of those places. Housed in an old brick building, that is covered in ivy, and has the uneven… Continue reading Magus Books
When real estate developer Ron Sher first opened Third Place Books (in Lake Forest Park) back in 1998, the idea was simple enough: that having a new and used bookshop, a coffee shop, a café, and other amenities all open at once would enhance the experience and better ensure success. It would also, if successful, create… Continue reading Third Place Books, Ravenna