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Bookstore Haul: Myopic Books, Chicago IL

Welcome back to Part 2 of my book-buying adventures in Chicago! I’m going to be really upfront with you guys: I may have gone a bit overboard with this store. Spoiler alert: I visited Myopic Books twice and ended up buying a total of seven books. Which, when you add that to the three books I had already bought at Centuries and Sleuths, means that I left Chicago with ten new books. My suitcase was heavy, let’s just say that.

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Bookstore Haul: Centuries and Sleuths, Forest Park IL

 

After a semi-long haitus, I have returned! I know that my updates are sporadic at best, but this latest hiatus wasn’t my fault – I was out of town for a week, and then when I got back my laptop decided that that was the ideal time to crap itself and die, so I haven’t been able to update this blog for a few weeks. But I’m back, and with a very exciting two-part Bookstore Haul!

I went to Chicago for a relative’s wedding recently, and while I was there, I had a few extra days to devote to sightseeing. Did I eat deep dish, take a selfie at the Bean, or climb the Sears Tower? No, dear readers – I went to bookstores. I mean, I did other stuff, too. But bookstores were the only thing I researched before leaving, so do with that what you will.

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Bookstore Haul: Books Again, Decatur GA

The closing of an independent bookstore always results in a barrage of mixed feelings for me. I’m saddened when I find out that a local bookstore is going out of business, and also feel guilty that I never visited the store more often (or at all) before its decline – there’s always the sense that I, in my own small way, contributed to the closing. And then my excitement over the going-out-of-business deals makes me feel like some sort of carrion bird, gleefully picking at the carcass of something that was beautiful once. It’s callous, really, the way I descend on closing bookstores and pick through their heavily-discounted wares that I never appreciated before. But on the other hand…cheap books.

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Bookstore Haul: Firehouse Books, Ames IA

A few weeks ago, I visited my hometown (the bustling metropolis of Ames, Iowa) for a few days, and I obviously had to make a stop in Firehouse Books, an independent bookstore in the downtown area. I hadn’t been in a long time, and enjoyed rediscovering this place.

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Bookstore Haul: Eagle Eye Bookshop, Decatur GA (2nd visit)

My second trip to Eagle Eye wasn’t intended to be a book-buying excursion. I was there just to pick up my ticket for the Neil Gaiman reading on Saturday – obviously I’m super excited about this, and am only sad that I couldn’t get an advance copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, because if early reports are to be believed, it’s goddamn amazing. Anyway, my plan was to get in, pick up my ticket, get out, and continue running errands.

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Bookstore Haul: Eagle Eye Bookshop, Decatur GA

Eagle Eye

Hello my blueberries, and welcome to the second installment of Loud Bookish Type’s irregularly-scheduled bookstore posts! This will be a slightly shorter entry, as it was a much shorter trip – in fact, I was only in the store for about twenty minutes, easily the briefest amount of time I’ve spent in a bookstore in years. So treat this entry as merely an introduction, since I will definitely be back in the future for a more in-depth look at the store.

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Bookstore Haul! (an experiemental post)

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I’m trying something new with this post, so bear with me. When I started my blog, I had a long-term idea that I would write an entry every time I visited a bookstore – talk about where the bookstore was located, some general information about the store, and a list of what I bought. Ideally all the bookstores featured would be quirky independent places, and the posts would have lots of lovely photos and encourage lots of people to visit. My blogging abilities are still developing, so we’re not at the photo stage (and also I didn’t think of doing this until I had left the store), but I figured I would give this a shot.

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