Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bookseller Paradise

Maybe this is the place where I should retire to, The Pioneer Valley, "arguably the most author-saturated, book-cherishing, literature-celebrating place in the nation." Or, maybe I'll just visit for vacation one day.

From The New York Times by ROGER MUMMERT:
"In the Valley of the Literate" —

Popular leisure outings here include browsing a dusty used bookstore, taking in an art book show, attending a workshop in bookbinding or letterpress printing, or chatting with an author (while buying a signed first edition of his work) at a public reading.

“That’s what we do for fun,” said Bonnie Isman, director of the Jones Library. “It’s part of life here.” While the library has several author readings each month, the independent bookstores of the area are adding still more, she said.

Ahh, sounds heavenly...


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