Category Archives: Ato Z Blog Challenge 2018

N – The Notting Hill Bookstore – London

WELCOME to the letter N and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS This independent bookshop, renowned for its travel book section was the inspiration for the 1999 romantic comedy, made famous by Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in the film, Notting Hill. … Continue reading

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M – Mystery Book Stores

WELCOME to the letter M and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS If I had a bookstore I would make all the mystery novels hard to find. Demetri Martin It was not until after my mother died that I picked up … Continue reading

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L – Leakey Bookshop – Inverness, Scotland

WELCOME to the letter L and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS The preservation of historic structures is of great interest to me and so the idea of a bookshop located in Greyfriar’s Hall, which was once St. Mary’s Gaelic Church … Continue reading

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K – Kroch’s and Brentano’s – Paying Tribute

WELCOME to the letter K and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS I grew up with books and many of them were brought home by my father from Kroch’s and Brentano’s, the largest bookstore in Chicago and at one time the … Continue reading

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J – Brian Jacques – A Bookshop’s Favorite Author

WELCOME to the letter J and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS As readers, we have our favorite authors, favorite books, and favorite bookstores. I want to pay tribute to author Brian Jacques in this post for the letter J. Any bookstore … Continue reading

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I – mc I ntyre’s Bookstore – Pittsboro, NC

WELCOME to the letter I and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS I’m an only child and have been known to bend a rule now and then. This is one of those times. I’m saving the letter M for Mystery Bookstores, but … Continue reading

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H – Hay-on-Wye Bookstores – Wales

WELCOME to the letter H and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS Often described as the “the town of books,” – “Hay,” is a small market town and community in the historic county of Brecknockshire in Wales. Take a minute and … Continue reading

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G – The Grolier Poetry Bookstore – Cambridge, MA

WELCOME to the letter G and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS The Grolier Poetry Bookstore  6 Plympton St. Cambridge MA 617-547-4648 I used to read poetry to my children when they were young, lines like….Little Orphan Annie came to our … Continue reading

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F – Flourish and Blotts Bookseller -Diagon Alley-London

WELCOME to the letter F and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS J.K. Rollings’ Harry Potter series changed the reading life of millions of people. Parents began reading to their children again. I have grown grandchildren who are rereading the series. Flourish … Continue reading

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E – Elliott Bay Bookstore Company – Seattle, WA

WELCOME to the letter E and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 10th Ave  Seattle, WA  206-624-6600 The subject of bookstores in Seattle is an interesting one. A survey ranks Seattle as the country’s second-most literate big … Continue reading

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D – Dog Ear Bookstore and Cafe – Buffalo, NY

WELCOME to the letter D and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS  Dog Ears Bookstore and Café  688 Abbott Road Buffalo, NY   716-823-2665 Until now, the weathermen on TV have defined Buffalo, NY for me with images of horrendous winter storms … Continue reading

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C – Charing Cross Road Bookshops – London

WELCOME to the letter C and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS THE BOOKSHOPS ALONG CHARING CROSS ROAD IN LONDON I was about to step off the curb when a hand touched my elbow and restrained me. An English gentleman cautioned … Continue reading

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