There is an undercurrent of anticipation in a book store with too many books. As if there is such a thing as too many books. A carefully curated and neatly displayed bookstore is a joy and a relaxed pleasure to browse. It’s a place you can pop in for a last minute gift or a vacation read with confidence. It’s the place you know every book displayed is recommended and a good read. It’s where surprises on the shelves feel familiar and welcoming.
Yet, it’s the double-rowed shelves and overlap of new and used books of the less polished bookstore that brings flashbacks to adolescence and wonder at the possibility of books yet unread. It’s the bookstore with aisles that end suddenly and twist in mazes that welcomes those willing to lose themselves for hours in the aisles.
Winter is Coming. Find yourself a bookstore to get lost in.