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.
About a year ago, I posted a story about the Book House in the St. Louis area. Inhabiting a charming old Victorian house, this popular bookstore was in danger of being torn down to make way for an industrial storage facility, of all things. (See earlier post.) Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that even with a petition drive to save the store, it was indeed torn down. The good news is that the store has found a new space and reopened this past winter. Judging by all the activity on the store website (www.bookhousestl.com), the Book House is alive and well.
The new Book House location
Yes, the original Victorian house from which the store took its name is no more, but happily the store itself survives. That's saying something.
The Book House is still on my list of stores to one day visit. It's resilience alone makes it appealing.