Blake had to pick up his new car in Riverside, CA for work recently, so we tagged along. I went with an ulterior motive.....to visit the Downtowne Bookstore.
It's a real treasure.
It looks like a bookstore. Like a bookstore should.
And stocks many of the greats. Look at that run of Augusten Burroughs. I loved them all.
There are hand written notes on book inventory.
I love that so much.
And the children's section is a mess.
I love that, too.
It's no Barnes & Noble.
The owner is always there.....she or the other owner, her sister.
They accept books on trade. Not for money.
They KNOW about books. They actually read them.
It's near perfection.
So close to perfection, in fact, that I received a penalty for getting lost in the fun.
And, it was worth every penny.