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, November 29, 2015


Last month I had the privilege of meeting book artisan, Chad Pastotnik, and touring his studio in northern Michigan. A post about my adventure is coming soon. He was the subject of an episode of the American Public Television series, A Craftsman's Legacy. Here's a trailer for that episode:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Library Classic

Wexford County
Historical Society Museum
127 Beech Street
PO Box 124
Cadillac, MI 49601

What do you do with a lovely old Carnegie library building once the library has moved on to new digs? Create a historical museum, of course. In my last blog post, I spoke of just such a building in Cadillac, Michigan. After a visit to the Cadillac Wexford Public Library, I went in search of the original Carnegie library building across town. I found the stately building easily, thanks to perfect directions from Tracy at the CWPL. Situated on the corner of a tree-lined, brick-paved street, the grand structure dominates this Cadillac vicinity. I quickly found a parking space nearby, eager to get some pictures of the impressive classical revival building and then be on my way. Or so I thought.