Thursday, January 17, 2013

In Pursuit of Lost Books: The Book


Books mentioned here:
     The Winding Stair, by Jane Aiken Hodge
Books mentioned previously in this series:
     The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
     The Face in the Frost by John Bellairs


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6 comments:

tanita davis said...

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!

aquafortis said...

Justin: Awesome post! More, please...

Justin Colussy-Estes said...

Thanks! I'm hoping this series takes me in all kinds of directions.

Man of la Book said...

Great post Justin.

http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

david elzey said...

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.

Heather said...

I love the contemplation of good ways to discover a book. Already looking forward to the next post!