Authors Lisa & Laura Roecker started something wonderful today... SHOUT OUTS to indie bookstores!
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for independent bookstores, and the gals' blogging about which ones have impacted them seemed like an incredible idea.
My area in Vancouver, WA has a wonderful indie store that I grew up with: Vintage Books. They are an awesome, musty old book store that sells new titles as well as used, old, and the downright strange. I remember my parents taking me there when I was little to pick up the newest Berenstein Bears book, and most of all, I remember the big, orange kitty who would drool on me whenever I picked him up.
Isn't there something magical about a bookstore that has its own cat?
I would beg my parents to let me go back because books were my obsession, but also, I always missed the Bookstore Cat.
I went in there the other day with my husband, and, although the cat is different, it's the same old bookstore. I love the quirkiness, the history, that comes with a neighborhood institution like that...
Please, don't ever change, Vintage Books :). You make my hometown that much more special, and I love you for it.
Which indie stores do you love in your area? Please share!
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