A fond farewell to secondhand bookshops | Books | The GuardianFor some 17 years, until November , my associate Peter Grogan and I kept a bookshop of sorts in Pied Bull Yard in Bloomsbury, which some of you may recognize as the back entrance to the London Review bookshop. We had beautiful modern premises, previously designed as an art gallery, in which our small stock of rather good books was discreetly displayed in a glass-fronted breakfront bookcase and a vitrine with a few notable things — plus a safe with a few even better ones, and a 17th-century carved chest full of literary manuscripts. Looking in through the wraparound windows, you would see us sitting at our desks in a comfortable environment, with almost enough books to fill a bookcase in an average sitting room. We didn't get much passing trade — Pied Bull Yard is an end destination — but now and again someone would pop their head through the door inquisitively. Sometimes the tone was disinterestedly curious "If it is, can I come in? We have good things, unique material, and we do not have all that much of it because it is expensive and hard to find.
Regret. - A USED BOOK HAUL
New York’s Used Book Stores Are Having a Moment
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Now and Then Books has recently moved from its underground basement location in Allentown to a street level home on the corner of Broad and South 4th Streets in Emmaus. Touting itself as the largest used bookstore in the Lehigh Valley for the past ten years, Now and Then Books continues to fit the bill with over square feet of a fine selection of gently used books. The store offers over , volumes of both soft and hard covers in an array of subjects ranging from all types of fiction, children and young adult, literature, and antique and collectible editions.
You read it, have heated discussions about it at work, talk to all your friends about it. Because for some reason this is THE book everyone is reading. The buzz dies down. Oh, you remember that book! It was good. Or maybe you used to really love a particular series of books, and collected every one. As did everyone else.
Description: Now and Then Books is a bookstore featuring gently used and collectible books. We are located at W. Emaus Avenue in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We also carry a small selection of new books and a variety of gift items for booklovers. Now and Then Books has comfortable seating, sections with recommendations and award winners, and a friendly staff, creating an environment we hope will encourage booklovers to return again and again. Trade-ins Trade-ins are welcome.
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From their resident cats to that old book smell , there's something about wandering up and down the aisles of a brick-and-mortar bookstore that online merchants could never replicate. In honor of Independent Bookstore Day April 27, , Mental Floss has picked the best bookshop in every state—plus a few others we loved, too. One of the Birmingham area's hidden gems, the Alabama Booksmith is a unique delight for book-lovers and collectors alike. Since a remodel in , the shop has featured an inventory consisting exclusively of signed book copies. The store has another special touch, too: Every book is displayed face-out so that customers can more easily discern whether or not something is right for them. The cleverly named Title Wave Books is not only the largest bookstore in Alaska, but also one of the biggest used bookstores in the entire country. In addition to its massive catalog of over , books, the store houses many vinyl records, audiobooks, and DVDs.