Sketch based on my local bookshop, Left Bank Books
Have you seen the illustrated books
Books & Mortar:
A Celebration of The Local Bookstore
by Gibbs M. Smith?
Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores
by Bob Eckstein?
(There is also a box of postcards of his illustrations.)
This is some of what I found in these books &
in the What's Next brochures
that are given away at independent bookstores:
One More Page Books, Arlington VA
The Dog Eared Book, Palmyra NY
Bookbug, Kalamazoo MI
Once Upon a Time, Montrose CA
Hooray For Books! Alexandria VA
Red Balloon Bookshop, St Paul MN
The Corner Bookstore, NY NY
Politics & Prose, Washington DC (of course!)
Books & Books, Coral Gables, FLA
The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City UT
Page & Palette, Fairhope ALA
Is your local bookshop listed here?
What is the name of your local bookstore?
What would YOU name a bookshop?
Leave your answers with a comment!