SFH Favorite Collected Quotes – Henry Ward Beecher


“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
― Henry Ward Beecher

We all have our favorite bookstores. My husband, Bob, says, “Stepheny has never met a bookstore she doesn’t like.” While wandering along Charring Cross Road in London, I kept sticking my head in the door of the shops asking, “Have any Beverely Nichols?”  A lasting memory happened that day when I felt a hand on my elbow as I started to step off the curb. “Don’t do it love, it makes such a mess at rush hour.” Remember, when you’re on Charring Cross Road, they drive in the ‘wrong’ lane.


About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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2 Responses to SFH Favorite Collected Quotes – Henry Ward Beecher

  1. johnvic8 says:

    What is it about bookstores? One can never spend enough time or have enough money or see everything at one visit. It is sort of like an old timey hardware store. Both are blessings.

  2. noelleg44 says:

    I could live in a bookstore. I like the old ones, though, because they have a “booky” smell – vintage, wordy, full of knowledge,

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