Tuesday, October 26, 2010

is there anything more inviting on a raw october day

than a used-book store?
(books and baskets, saranac lake, ny)

24 comments:

Irina said...

For me the worshiping of unique BOOK during the years was changed by the disappointment that most of them are just the "products" on sale, like many others. But I still feel pleasure anticipation near the book store or when see such great photo).

Kate said...

A used bookstore is one of my favorite haunts; I prefer stores that are really and truly stocking old, used books. Although I patronize all kinds, some of them are not the traditional kind of shop I like. This one looks like a shop I would visit and treasure.

Sunny said...

I could spend hours...I love used bookstores and that one really does look quite inviting.
☼ Sunny

B SQUARED said...

I've spent lots of "terrible days" in places like this.

Sharon said...

Very inviting!

biebkriebels said...

To sit in that chair and read all those books, I love it.

Sharon Creech said...

Look at that--and a cozy, worn chair, to boot!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Julie and I used to spend time in old book stores. We have filled all of the shelves in our library at home (where I spend a lot of my time in a chair like that, but with a lapboard and laptop instead of my old book collection occupying my time).

We have a collection of old travel books and like to compare the old engravings with our memories and photographs of what the places look like today.

One thing that continues to amaze me is the flowery verbosity of the writing in old books, when words had to convey much more knowledge than today, in our get-to-the-point efficiency. Also, the literary references in old books assume a much greater familiarity with the classics than today's writing.

Virginia said...

I love the neatly stacked shelves wiht all the colors! That find leather chair if very inviting too.
V

Malyss said...

ABSOLUTELY my kind of place!!some dream of palaces, i dream of such a chair among so much books! so delicious!

Cezar and Léia said...

I totally agree with Malyss! I would be very happy there! Any chance to find a good French book?
Léia :)

DAG said...

Nice photo, it's amazing that a book case is hardly ever empty.

lizziviggi said...

Absolutely NOTHING better! I'd like to settle in that chair with a good book for the rest of the afternoon.

Steffe said...

I rarely buy used books, but I guess I should as it does save you some money, and chances are that you will find something you normally wouldn't.

Birdman said...

I agree! Wonderful shopping and often great finds in shops like this.

Jacob said...

Oops! At first I thought this was your den!

Seriously? No, a good used bookstore is priceless at any time of year!

Hilda said...

Ohhh, that bookshop and armchair are calling to me from across the globe!

Jilly said...

So right. There are only two things I miss about England really - bookstore and theatre. Of course we have bookstores in France but not many with English books. The one in Monaco closed recently. Yes a bookstore on a cold October day. Perfect. Meanwhile if you haven't got one around, there is always Amazon...

Julie said...

It is the jumble which appeals ...

VP said...

Good book are rare today, but I don't care and re-read my favorite old ones which get better every time.

Small City Scenes said...

Dontcha ya just love a used-book store. I could stay forever. MB

Amin said...

Yes I agree.
Very inviting.

slim said...

Looks like paradise!

giraldyne said...

10 years from now my room would be the same like of that picture. Inviting indeed. Books are well kept.^___^