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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Well Done!

This poster, reportedly in the window of the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford, is enough to compel me to add this store to my bookstore bucket list. The title of the shop is another good reason.
Photo from imgur.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Movin' On Up

Between the Covers
106 E. Main St.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

"Don't judge a book by its cover." We've all heard that expression. It's not what's on the cover, but what's between the covers that's important. Last summer I had the pleasure of finding what's between the covers in the charming town of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Of course I'm talking about a bookstore called Between the Covers. (See Delightful Book Cellar.) At the time of my visit, the shop occupied a small basement space, and the owner was hopeful of eventually moving up to street level. Well, it looks like she got her wish. The store has moved to new digs, so I naturally had to take a drive up north to have a look.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sad News

After 3 years during which thousands of book givers distributed over a million and a half specially published paperbacks across America, sadly World Book Night is suspending operations due to lack of funding. I was fortunate to have participated in the event for the past two years.

I have done several posts about this program. If you aren't familiar with it, you can type World Book Night in the search box in the side bar of my blog to get a list of all those posts.