A winter photo to help us remember that it isn’t always summer time.

This gem is in Plainfield, Vermont. The first floor of his house is filled to overflowing with books packed into shelves in every room. Even the porch has books on it.

We need more bookstores. This one is tucked away in tiny Plainfield, Vermont well off the beaten path. With each construction project I see in the city of Barre and Montpelier I hope they’re putting one in. But it is almost always a gas station, a bank, a pharmacy.

Okay, so I’m addicted to books…

“Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent.” -John Dewey 1899

71째F/65째F Sunny

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5 Responses to Bookstores

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow! You have snow in August!! – Bookstores are unfortunately a dying business prospect. With the Internet and the ever constant “rush” that people find themselves in these days, hardly anyone finds time anymore to browse a book store, relax and actually get around to reading a book…. even on vacation.


  2. scully says:

    Montpelier needs bookstores? There are at least three in the downtown area. One, admittedly, is a paperbacks only place that seems to only carry trashy romance novels (not that there is anything wrong with that!). Then there is Rivendell on Main Street, which is a pretty good used store. And of course there is the awesome Bear Pond Books, the independent gem that has been in town for thirty-four years. Great children’s section and story area upstairs too.

    I have no clue about Barre, but Montpelier loves its bookstores.

  3. Scully, I like Bear Pond and Rivendell but there never seem to be enough books. :) The two itty-bitty bookstores in Barre, actually one now since the other just closed, I don’t find interesting as the selection seems more touristy and vogue. One of the things I like about the Plainfield one is he has a lot of used books. So does Rivendell.

    Amos, no snow. :) It was a photo from last winter. But this weekend the heat broke off and we’re back down to the low 70’s. Before that it was positively sizzling here at 81째F! (Yes, I know you people from Texas think I’m a wimp… :) I melt at high temperatures!)

  4. HomemakerAng says:

    i am addicted to books too, but did you have to remind us of winter???
    from up north cold midwest

  5. pablo says:

    I love these kinds of bookstores. I always say that you never find what you like, but you always like what you find.

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