28.12.11

This one's open


We had the most pleasant evening at Books Actually yesterday. It's tucked in a corner of Tiong Bahru Road and you probably need a whole day or more to comb through the selection of books some you wouldn't find elsewhere so says my husband the reader. He was rather dismayed when Borders closed and now Page One. You know the little kid who wails when his ice cream falls off the cone? That's him everytime a bookstore closes down. I suppose it's a different experience when you're actually at a bookstore- the simple act of walking, stopping, picking a book out from the shelf, being surrounded completely by books and more books and then some more, and in some, amidst a treasure trove of memorabilia complete with the bookstore cat. We walked, stopped, looked, oohed and ahhed and fought the urge to hug the cat who was more interested in getting his dinner.

Next time.

6 comments:

  1. I understand your husband. I'm in love with my new, well, not so new anymore, Kindle, but I still love real books, and real bookstores!!!

    love the new look of your blog!!!!

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  2. Thanks Petra and I know what you mean!

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  3. It is a shame to see the era of books dying on us. Our local Borders closed last month, by far my favorite bookstore in our town having the best selection. I need to get to San Fransisco... :) Though I did get (hold your breath) a Kindle for Christmas and plowed through my first book in 2 days and have 7 more ready to go already. I keep telling myself I am helping the planet but it feels like I'm cheating on my books.

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  4. ps. those typewriters are so awesome!

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  5. I sorely miss local bookstores going out of business. Alas, I've been forced to keep up with the times through my Kindle. I still buy the paper or hardback version of certain books though.

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  6. Thanks Kitchu, and John oh I envy you guys with the kindle, it isn't used as much here as it's not as easy to purchase books on the kindle over here. And oh yes Kitchu, I love those typewriters too!

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