Ooh, I love the idea of forcing yourself to really FIND a book - not ordering it from somewhere, but LOOKING - hands and eyes - in an actual brick/mortar bookstore. I like the potential serendipity of the experience - some of the best books I've found at the library are "whatever, just grab it" selections while walking toward the self-check machines.Also love that you drew the whole thing!
Justin: Awesome post! More, please...
Thanks! I'm hoping this series takes me in all kinds of directions.
Great post Justin.http://www.ManOfLaBook.com
on a road trip to the pacific northwest in the pre-internet days i made a pitstop in portland, orgegon. by chance i parked around the corner from powell's books -- i'd never heard of it. i walked in and found book mecca! in three hours i found book after book that had been eluding me for decades.i continued my trip north to seattle, but cut it short by two days in order to return to portland and devote a day (and a chunk of my travel budget) to the bookstore. that sense of serendipity is what will keep bricks-and-mortar new and used bookstores around forever.
I love the contemplation of good ways to discover a book. Already looking forward to the next post!
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