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, April 26, 2017

Great Idea!


To wrap up my posts about San Francisco, I must include a brief note about this little gem. When I think about the main places that I see people reading books, there are two that immediately spring to mind: the beach and the airport. A tip of the hat to the folks at KDL, Kent District Library, who apparently think the same way. At our local airport on the way to our gate as we headed to San Francisco, my husband and I spotted this free book exchange right on the concourse. Brilliant!! Hmmmmm, I wonder if they have one on a beach somewhere.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Big Apple in San Francisco

GREEN APPLE Books
506 Clement St. @ 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-387-2272

“Content: pleased and satisfied, not needing more.” Webster's definition aptly describes my state of mind after two and a half lovely days and three great bookstores in the remarkable city of San Francisco. (See City Lights, Russian Hill, and Alexander.) I had taken full advantage of some delightful weather to venture forth within a reasonable radius of our hotel. With decidedly gloomier conditions forecast for the remainder of our time in the City, I was indeed content with the bookstore experiences I had enjoyed. But in the back of my mind was a recommendation I had received from Bonnie Stuppin during my visit to Alexander Book Company. “You must go to Green Apple,” she said. Perhaps on my next trip to San Francisco, I thought. But as luck would have it, I awoke the next morning to a sky with just enough blue to give me hope that I might be able to sneak in one more bookstore, and off I went. After all, when a bookstore owner recommends another store, I take that very seriously.