Last week I had a super hectic week with a couple late weekdays. I had to travel to a job fair in the small, but quaint town of Westerly, RI. After work I wandered High Street for a bit looking for my favorite… a used book shop.
The above photo is probably 60 years old at this point, but the truth is, High Street doesn’t look much different today. Anyway- in my wandering I discovered Rereads Book Shop!
I think this place is every book lovers dream. Between the historic building and the shelves literally overflowing with books- I could not have been happier.
At one point I thought I was sitting on an ottoman and looked down and realized half of my seat was actually a stack of books. I realize that may not appeal to everyone- but as someone who lives with a lot of clutter in her life already, a shop with furniture made of books suits me just fine. Anyway, the owner, Jill was great, and even took some time out of her day to chat with me about my favorite topic, Science Fiction and Fantasy. She let me know most paperbacks were buy 2 get 1 (my favorite kind of sale) and showed me where to find everything I was looking for.
I took 6 books off her hands with no problem at all, and the truth is I could easily spend an entire Sunday there on a treasure hunt. If you ever happen to find yourself in Westerly, stop in and say hi to Jill. Word on the street (by which I mean her fabulous Yelp reviews) is that she stays open late to cater to all us late night, have to get out of work first book worms.
So without further adieu, here are the six books I finally decided on:
First – can I just say I’ve been looking for this set FOREVER. No book store I’ve been to, new or used, ever seems to have the whole set. Needless to say I took all three: The Winter King, Enemy of God, and Excalibur.
And I stumbled across a copy of The Liar’s Key as I was sitting on a stack of books, which I grabbed, because even though I haven’t started this series yet, I already own the first book and I’m sure I’ll want it in the future.