for the love of old libraries

for the love of old libraries

for the love of old libraries Raise your hand if you, too, LOVE a good book about books and fellow bookish people.   I recently finished reading just such a book: The Lions of Fifth Avenue (by Fiona Davis), which mostly takes place inside the main branch of the...
a bookish walk in NYC, part 3

a bookish walk in NYC, part 3

a bookish walk in NYC, part 3 Whenever we travel, I’m always on the lookout for the coziest, most delightful independent bookstores. Here, I’m pleased to introduce you to one of our favorite indie bookstores in New York City. (Find more of our favorite cozy,...
a bookish walk in NYC, part 2

a bookish walk in NYC, part 2

a bookish walk in NYC, part 2 Whenever we travel, I’m always on the lookout for the coziest, most delightful independent bookstores. Here, I’m pleased to introduce you to two of our favorite indie bookstores in Manhattan. (Find more of our favorite cozy, independent...
a bookish walk in NYC, part 1

a bookish walk in NYC, part 1

a bookish walk in NYC, part 1 As one does — or ought to, I suppose: during a springtime visit to Manhattan, we walked and walked and walked, and walked some more; more than twenty miles over the course of three days.   On our first morning in the city, we walked...
book = portable vacation

book = portable vacation

book = portable vacation We already know that getting lost in a photograph of nature is surprisingly relaxing.   On any busy day, you can take a quick mental break by “walking” down that forest path hanging on your wall and paying close attention to the sunlight...
Why we read

Why we read

Why we read A few years ago, I made another (my third) attempt at joining an organized book club. As an incessant reader over many, many years, I’ve been involved in surprisingly few organized book-club groups.   For quite a while now, I’ve had a private “quiet...