The Unmitigated Book Dweeb Has A Gliche
As I have said through my entire blog, I make no apologies for being an unmitigated book dweeb. Here’s more proof, if you needed it. I love to look at pictures of bookstores. They intrigue me and make me long to be there. I want to sit in the seat, run my hand across the spines, and just enjoy being there. This is a gliche with me. I have to visit bookstores. The clincher in my giddy up is the fact that bookstores are a dying breed. Thanks to the internet and Amazon, they are slowly fading from existence. The city where I live once boasted three bookstores in a five mile radius. You could go in, find a book, drink some coffee (which I don’t – it tastes like dirt), and enjoy the ambiance. There is one open now. The sad part is, I appear to be the only person who truly misses them. I think it’s sad when a bookstore closes. Just imagine future generations of children who will not know the joy of picking up a real book, visiting a bookstore, or sitting on the carpet to hear a book read to them. This is sad to me. I have always had a deep desire to open a children’s bookstore but it would be a fool hearty endeavor today and I simply refuse to have an online bookstore. You can’t compete with Amazon and you don’t get the same personal touch. And so it is with nostalgia that I share with you some of my favorite images of bookstores! Enjoy.