Cabbages & Kings
36 Center Street
P. O. Box 2735
Douglas, MI 49406
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot-- And whether pigs have wings."
from The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll
Who says children's books are just for children? Some of my very favorite books are designated as children's books. My copies of Maurice Sendak's Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, and the classic Margery Williams tale of The Velveteen Rabbit are all prized possessions. And some of my most memorable bookstore encounters have been children's bookstores. (See Wild Rumpus and Storybook Village.) Recently I had the good fortune to discover yet another charming shop that caters to the reading tastes of the younger set, whether young in age or in spirit. After my visit to Booked For The Season in Saugatuck (See previous post.), I made the quick trip across the bridge to the adjacent town of Douglas where I found Cabbages & Kings, a children's bookstore that takes its name from a line by the iconic children's author, Lewis Carroll.