'There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.' Doris Lessing
Wonderful places! I'd include Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Harvard Square.
The "rethink your Kindle" line made me feel so guilty! I love bookstores so much, I've been to two on that list, Powell's and LelloI loved wandering around Powell's and bought a whole stack of books. And they had one of the Six Word Memoir books I contributed too! In the discount section : ) In Porto I didn't buy anything but took lots of pictures. But now that I have a kindle I never buy a paper book if there's a kindle edition. Last time I was at a bookstore, every time I picked up a book I wanted to read, I just imagined the shrinking spaces left on my bookshelves...I still love paper books though and have bought a surprising amount since getting the Kindle for Christmas. Right now I'm kind a kind of rotation, I'll read a paper book, then one on Kindle, then a paper book...I wonder if it will go for me the same way it went with CDs. I loved buying digital music, but when there was a special album coming out I would want to buy it on CD in a music store. There are still some books that when they come out I know I will want to buy them in real book form. I can't imagine that wearing off. But I do love reading on the Kindle.Hope you like comments that are 20 times as long as the blog!
I only know Shakespeare & Co and City Lights. I want to go to them all! Alison, I didn't even notice the text about kindles, I was so absorbed in the photos.
Just wonderful - thank you! I've only been to Shakespeare & Co. Will have to put the others on my "bucket list"!
Accompanying text to slideshow here in case anyone missed:http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2011/05/15/trazzler_slide_show_beautiful_bookstores
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