I do not spend as much time in bookstores as I once did. Too much temptation. Not enough money. And, I admit it, the ease and convenience of e-books. That isn't to say I avoid bookstores all together. Just that, well, I do not make the biweekly visits to all the neighborhood bookstores the way I once did. When I lived in the other house, I was closer to the bookstores, both used and new. Back then, Borders was just down the street until it closed down. Whenever I pass the old store, I still feel a pang of sadness. After two years, they've finally taken down the Borders sign and a new tenant has taken over the spot.
When we moved to our current location, I was a little disappointed about the lack of bookstore options. That was until I discovered Cellar Door Books. It is a little independent bookstore that holds a lot of charm. It didn't take long for the bookstore to make its mark in the community. The staff are wonderful. It's a great little store that offers much to readers, even beyond books. There are writing workshops, children's events, book clubs, and author signings. I confess I haven't taken part in any of these activities--yet--but I like the idea that they're available. And maybe, when work quiets down and Mouse is a little older, we'll be able to take part in them too.
Let's take a peek into my favorite local bookstore, shall we?
Do you have a local independent bookstore near you? Where you do you like to shop for books?
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