Styling Librarian: Appreciation of Local Bookstores
I adore independent book stores. I especially adore independent children’s book stores! Five days ago, I decided that I should follow through on going to a book store that I’d heard about for 15 years. Numerous people told me about this store and said “Debbie, this is a perfect place for you…. You must go!” Now, did I listen? No. Honestly, I’m quite talented at misplacing myself and the only reason I was able to find it this time is because I actually asked for directions while I was in the local area. Now I want to go there every day: A Children’s Place Bookstore in Portland, Oregon. A little late since I’m now in Hong Kong. But, I have some wonderful memories of exploration! I adore that place. I felt at home. Best part: the lovely displays of Bart King‘s books! I’ve mentioned Bart before – http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/04/11/styling-librarian-amazing-sharing-from-authors-part-2/ (And really nice OBOB book display.) Happy I went there at least once!!! http://www.achildrensplacebookstore.com/
The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool – beautiful flowing story with gorgeous pictures and thoughtful message.
Books I purchased when I was there:
Aggie and Ben by Lori Ries - perfect fit early reader with my son’s sense of humor, wish I could have had more room for the rest of the series, they are fantastic! (And he read on his own and then told me how he thought Aggie got worried about silly things and how much he liked various portions of the book.)