Feb 23, 2011
some stories about books.
1. last week TH and I were discussing how our neighborhood really needs a good bookstore. he quickly pointed me to the bookstore by eastern market, but i'm sorry that one is too crowded for the bookstore i'm talking about. i'm talking about the cafe, and lots of reading chairs, and big spacious places to think and socialize with your community...GASP! i'm talking about cans of olive oil, big box bookstores that put the little man out of business! awkward. but the heart wants what it wants.
2. the borders at 19th and L is closing its doors and EVERYTHING is 20-40% off. i went in last night and browsed around for about an hour, picking up chick lit (sorry, can't do it), travel books, biographies, and finally settling on cookbooks. ahh yes, food, my true love. i picked up heidi swansons (of 101 cookbooks) "super natural cooking" and molly wizenbergs (of orangette) "a homemade life". i've already picked out a handful of recipes i can't wait to try from heidi's book, including barley risotto and pumpkin muffins. and molly's book seems like such a comfortable atmospheric cookbook, i'm sure i will get lost in it. can not wait.
moral of these stories: i want a big box store, but i don't want to put the little guy out of business. but the box stores go out of business, you get a discount. so, everyone wins! except i still don't have my neighborhood book cafe. womp womp.
(photo from 101 cookbooks)