This week’s topic:
Another question inspired by the Bunch of Grapes on Martha’s Vineyard having burned down on the Fourth of July.
Do you buy books while on vacation/holiday?
Do you have favorite bookstores that you only get to visit while away on a trip?
What/Where are they?
I don’t generally buy books when I’m on vacation, but I certainly bring plenty with me! I tend to bring a book for ever 2 days I’m going to be gone, which is usually overkill, but I hate being caught without one!
I don’t really consider going to visit my parents in Nashville a "vacation", but I do occasionally hit a couple of used bookstores when I’m heading in that direction. One is The Book Cellar in Crossville, TN. It is a *great* used book store… humongous selection, and good prices. Most of the paperbacks are less than half off. Another one I’ve visited is Book Attic in Goodlettsville, TN.
We also stop at the Green Valley Book Fair in Harrisonburg, VA if we happen to be passing by when it’s open. I love that place. I once bought a set of all of the Sherlock Holmes books, in hardcover, for $14. You can’t beat that!