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, January 31, 2019

From the Frozen North

Books on Bay
224 West Bay Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401

The State of Michigan is closed! That's right. Schools are closed; roads are closed; businesses are closed; restaurants are closed; even the mall is closed. And the post office is not delivering the mail. The governor has declared a state of emergency, and the police have even cancelled crime. Adding insult to injury, last night our power company declared a gas supply emergency requesting that everyone set thermostats no higher than 65 degrees lest we run out of that commodity before the weather changes and the state can reopen.

On the plus side, we still have power. That makes this a perfect time to sit in my sweats with a warm blanket, a hot cup of coffee, and a computer on my lap, to reflect a little more about my time last fall in the warmth of Savannah, Georgia. In my last post I wrote about the city's oldest independent bookstore, E. Shaver. As luck would have it, after that delightful visit and a tasty lunch in the historic district, my husband and I still had a bit of time to look for another shop I had heard about, so off we went in search of Books on Bay.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Love At First Sight

E. Shaver, bookseller
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401

This past November I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the lovely, historic city of Savannah, Georgia. I was there for a weekend with my husband and several other family members to attend a wedding. We celebrated young love, and I fell in love with Savannah. The town, planned by General James Oglethorpe, is laid out in a grid pattern consisting of 23 squares, each providing a tranquil, garden-like setting populated with stately trees, inviting benches, and historic statues. Today the city still enjoys 22 of Oglethorpe's original squares. A stone's throw from Madison Square resides the oldest independent bookstore in the city, E. Shaver, and since we were in town for the entire weekend, I had plenty of time to take it in.