About This Blog

Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not on board with the whole ebook thing. I enjoy books in all their formats. But there is nothing quite like a bookstore with its neatly arranged shelves of books and artfully created displays of new arrivals, best sellers, and suggested reading. I especially enjoy discovering small, independent bookstores and have made it my mission to visit and report back on as many of these gems as I can. That is my focus, but there is really nothing that is off limits as long as it is about books or reading. Hope you enjoy my blog and come back often.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

. . . and so it begins

The Book Mark
201 South Rath Avenue
Ludington, MI 49431

A curbside lined with tidy red, white, and blue flowers greets me as I enter Ludington, a tourist town nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan. There is much to like about this town, populated with gift shops and stately Victorian bed and breakfast establishments, and of course, a bookstore, but not just any bookstore. Ludington is home to the bookstore which, I'm sure you realize by now, will be the subject of my first blog entry. With a family summer cottage about 30 miles from Ludington, I have visited this bookstore yearly with my son, an avid reader and also a bookstore enthusiast. I thought it only fitting that the Book Mark be my first subject.