Thursday, June 21, 2007

Cool Used Book Store, Part 1





For book lovers, a place like this needs no explanation. Lovely Wife and I enjoy looking through this place.

I will, however, point out the jumble of books in the third photograph. See the chair there on the right? That's where the owner/cashier sits. If you walk into a book store, and are immediately met with such a massive pile of books right beside and behind the front counter and cash register, can you imagine what the rest of the store is like?

It's like finding treasure.

This is in the old downtown section of Melbourne, Florida.

11 comments:

GiuCe said...

I like a lot this kind of book store, you find original things, some literature treasures and books out of market... :)

nice pis, special the second one
have a nice day ^^

Bob-kat said...

What a great place - I love books. If you liked that then you would love a place in the UK called Hay-on-Wye. It's a small town that is chock full of used books!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay-on-Wye

Anna said...

I love bookstores. Great shots John!

Mike said...

These kind of bookstores are really fun!

Chad Oneil said...

Wow, interesting place.

Pat said...

I really like bookstores like this. I could browse all day at a couple of the counters!


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Moi said...

heavenly......my kinda place totally.....i cant live, breathe without them......in fact i do up my place with the books i have collected over the coupla years i have been in United States...left my old collection back in the custody of my parents in India...

The third pic is precious....loved it completely....:)

John Roberts said...

Used bookstores are one of my favorite hangouts. They all have a unique smell to them, kind of musty, and I love it. Discovering one I haven't visited yet is always a thrill.

Piika said...

I would DEFINITELY go this bookstore.... it's an illness really - my book addiction.....

CG said...

You can't beat a store like this!! Great images!

Meg in Nelson said...

You are my man-of-the-week. Used-book stores are so much more interesting than new-book stores; used books have the added value of making one imagine what previous owner/s were like and where the books has been. I went to my favorite used book store last week, except I got too busy looking around that I forgot to ask if I could photograph; I must go back this week.