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.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Your Local Library, What a Bargain!

Over the past six years, I have spent countless hours seeking, exploring, photographing, and enjoying a variety of bookstores. What a joy it has been. I have even written about a library or two. When I saw the infographic below, I decided that it was high time I paid a little more attention to libraries. I do, after all, love libraries every bit as much as bookstores. And libraries have so much to offer beyond books: computer and internet access, e-books, videos, enrichment programs, youth services, research assistance, and more. For this reason I intend to dedicate a few posts to specific libraries, and because winter is a good time to stick close to home in Michigan, I intend to begin with a look at libraries in and around my home in Lowell. I know there are some gems just waiting to be discovered. Take a look at this enlightening infographic, and stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Share: Extreme Book Lover

Wow! Book lovers all over the world would love to have a home like the one built by these bibliomaniacs in Japan. They designed their entire house around bookshelves to store and display their revered print possessions. Requiring a ladder to reach the top shelves, it's not just huge; it's also earthquake proof. Color me green with envy.

More pictures and the complete story are here: