After a relatively calm and travel-free October, November saw me going to the US second time in my life and the second time in three months. As this trip took away two out of four November weekends I was not sure if I’ll have a chance to get to my planned bookshop: John Sandoe Books. As it happens as I walked through the Denver’s LoDo with my friend we came across the Tattered Cover, of course, I immediately dragged her inside.
It is a lovely store, a big one, but retaining an intimate atmosphere. There is a lot of wood, which creates a warm atmosphere and makes you want to stay longer (especially if the weather is cold). They have a big selection of fiction and non-fiction. Another thing that I loved was the Bargain Books section, not a small one by any means. They also sell used books and mix them with the new ones (clearly marked, but not discriminated against ;)). If I didn’t feel guilty that my friend is slowly but surely dying of starvation, I’m sure I would have stayed longer. The books proved to be expensive but the sellers were absolutely charming, all in all, a fantastic experience. Below you can see a few pictures of the store.
And here’s what I bought:
Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance (r)
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore – Matthew Sullivan (r)
Benediction – Kent Haruf (r)
Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf (r)
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Oh, Kent Haruf is so good! Those are the two of his novels I haven’t yet read. I keep meaning to.
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