Since I’m all for books and book stores, I thought we’d talk about favorite book stores today.
Last week the kids and I drove up north a little ways to Edwardsville, IL, where we went to the indie book store, Afterwords Books. Here’s what it looks like:
It’s a cool Victorian house with many rooms full of all kinds of books. Classics, mysteries, children’s, cookbooks, non-fiction, history, etc. The kids and I enjoyed our little field trip and bought a small stack of books. I even found this oldie by Agatha Christie:
The store was cozy and welcoming with stacks of books everywhere. Though there were books in nooks and crannies all over the place, they were dust free and categorized by subject. Drawers of old bureaus held mystery paperbacks, mantels had stacks of books and there were chairs and tables where you could sit and read through potential purchases.
Needless to say, we all enjoyed ourselves and will probably go back when we can make another trip up there. I even love the bags!
Do you have a favorite book store you enjoy perusing in? Share with us!