Monday, July 1, 2013

july theme day: facade

once little brattleboro claimed three new bookstores and four or five used bookshops.
the number of brick and mortar bookstores dwindles annually.
but basket's books, with its garage/barn door facade, continues to hang on.

13 comments:

Lowell said...

The way small businesses like bookstores go out of business because of big businesses like Barnes & Noble make me a basket case.

Hope this one hangs on for a long, long time...the riches therein cannot be duplicated in a B&N or on Amazon!

Kate said...

I mourn the loss of independent book stores! Hang in there!! Buy many books (not that you probably need that admonition!).

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Lowell, not even Barnes & Noble will be spared. I love a good book store like the one featured here. Great theme day photo!

Malyss said...

My kind of place! I hope it will hang on a long , long time ..

Sharon said...

I really do find this loss of book stores as very sad. I so enjoyed just browsing in a book store and would almost always find something to take home. I realize that times change but, this is one of those things that I will miss very, very much.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I also lament the passing of bookstores.

Melissa said...

Independent bookstores seem to have a lot of staying power around here. Brattleboro Books looks like a shop with a lot of charm.

Sharon Creech said...

Charming storefront . . . hope this Indie hangs on . . .

Carraol said...

Very interesting entrance for a bookstore, it looks a kind of sinister and inviting!

slim said...

I missed this wondrous facade the other day. The painting draws you in - I would have a hard time leaving!

Giorgio said...

...same story around here!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So glad to hear it Brattcat, sometimes the small quirky bookshops survive purely for that reason, people love them and frequent them..

Gunn said...

Smart.
Even the fact that I work in a big bookshop, I still like the treasures I can find in small bookshops:)