June 7, 2009
A nearby town has a used book store. In a world where it seems that many of the small book shops have lost out to the big box stores, this one still remains open. It is very humble and plain on the inside. The wood floors squeak, and there is no barista or giant size muffins.
This book store is a general shop which emphasizes good literature and scholarly books in many different fields. The funny and odd thing about its name is that it is not located in Chatham, as the sign reads. It is actually located in the next town over in a town called Madison. What happened there? Someday, I will have to find out.
As you approach the front door, your eyes immediately become fixated on the shelves outside the store, which are crammed with books. The honesty policy is take a good book, give back a good book. No matter how many times I pass by, I always smile to myself when I see these shelves filled to the brim.
As soon as you walk through the door, you immediately see the stuffed shelves and smell old books just waiting to be read. I love that this shop has stayed true to its beginnings. Many things may change, but this bookstore has not. And that is okay by me.
Do you have an interesting shop in your town that is unique?