Books! Books! Books!

Driving out in the country on the way home from the Orthodontist. Mild spring day with dazzling azure skies and vibrant colors everywhere.

My Dad, younger sister Mariah (who happens to be a very dedicated reader, just like me), and Me.

We see a low white building, somewhat resembling an old chicken coop or gas station. On the side in bold black lettering, we see the word: BOOKS 

Inside the windows we can see a jumbled array of worlds longing to be explored and masterpieces waiting to be discovered. 

We turn the car around, pile out and head into the musty, crowded building.IF NO ONE IS HERE, KNOCK AT HOUSE WHEN FINISHED. I read the sign quickly as my eyes begin to roam over the books like a little child in a candy store. 

At first it looks like one smallish sized room. But then it keeps going. And going. And going. Doorways that are hardly noticeable lead into more rooms. I run my hands over the bookshelves as they sit there, groaning with the weight of the secrets they hold. They joy they support. The rapture they carry.

Daddy patiently waits and looks through the old books as I gather up armfuls. Still, after an hour and about fifty books later, I feel as if I’ve only scratched the very surface. 

A man comes out and counts out my books. Not ready to leave yet, I still run around, gathering up a few more items. 

 Mariah takes a few pictures so I don’t have to waste any time away from the books. “Get a picture here, please” I point breathlessly at an extra large stack. So many books!

I wonder how it can be that I’ve never been to a bookstore like this before. I long to be able to come back and inspect the books with greater care. 

“Oh yeah, I’ve been there before” my brother tells me when I get home. “And you’ve never taken me?” I ask in disbelief. Well, at least now I’ve found it. 

Knowing me, this will probably some time, some how, and in some form end up in a book I write. And when it does, I’ll look lovingly back at this post, and remember how it all began. 

5 thoughts on “Books! Books! Books!

  1. Sierra says:

    Whoa that is sooooo amazing 🙂 I totally would love a place like that around here! I love all those pictures :0 Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Because You Are!)
    Philippians 4:8


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