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Rare bookstore

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Alisha Marie Klapheke
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Rare bookstore

Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 9:54 pm

Today my husband and I went to Yeoman's Rare and Used Books in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee. It was awesome.

I gazed lovingly at books from the 17th and 18th century, enjoying their strange covers and bindings. I read a tiny book of Rilke's French poems (I thought all were in German!) which were accompanied by their English translations. They even had several old letters written by Andrew Jackson and a few other American faves. The first editions of To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies were neat to see. I tried not to giggle when I noticed that a first edition of Twilight sat nearby along with one of Eragon and Possession.

It was a great way to spend the morning. I bet there are some amazing bookstores in your hometowns...care to share?

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 11:39 pm

We just have one bookstore. They have some old books, but they are all out of my price range. I was admiring a gorgeous copy of War And Peace on the top shelf one day and when the owner went to check the price he found that it was actually part of a bookend. That was a bit embarrassing for me. But those were the best bookends I've ever seen. And the owners are lovely people.

The antique shop near my house has some old books. Haven't found any treasures yet, but I may in the future.

There's also a new and used (but mostly used) shop the next town over where I've picked up a few very old books. They buy estates, so there are some really cool things there. Oldest one I have was published late in the 19th century.

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