366 days of gratitude

When we were in San Francisco several years ago we stumbled on a book store on our way back to our hotel after dinner.

It had three floors of stock, comfortable leather chairs, a cafe and loos. I wondered if I’d died and gone to heaven.

I don’t remember it’s name but I still have the collection of Erma Bombeck books I bought there.

That was before the days of internet shopping and while I do use Fishpond, and find it very good for sourcing books no longer available in shops, I still prefer to buy from a shop.

My favourite bookshop closer to home is the University Bookshop in Dunedin and I can always rely on my local Paper Plus in Oamaru to give good service.

Today I’m grateful for bookshops.

4 Responses to 366 days of gratitude

  1. fredinthegrass says:

    So are we! Grateful i.e.
    Have you tried bookdepository.com HP?

  2. Teletext says:

    Could not agree more. I love roaming around second hand book stores as well. I have found a few really good ones around NZ and the world over the years.
    A few years ago I was in a book shop in Seoul that measured 150 metres from front to back. It had a great collection of English language books.

  3. homepaddock says:

    Fred – I used it once when I couldn’t get a book in a real shop or through Fishpond. Good service.

  4. fredinthegrass says:

    Just remembered there is a great used book shop in Reefton. The lady there tells us she has a wonderful contact in Auckland. Last visit we found some lovely reading – still wading/reading through it!!

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