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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cleveland Place Bookshop

What's better than a bookstore?  A bookstore selling used books.  Yes.  But what's even better?  A bookstore selling used books with a proprietor who will take my list of wants and track them down, then order them for me.

I'm talking about Cleveland Place Books, a unique bookshop on Main Street in Alma, NB; a bookshop owned by Jane and Steve Chrysostom.  www.cleveland-place.com

My want list of nearly thirty books is prohibitive, if I buy new books.  Steve found many of these books used and in like new or good condition.

On Sunday, we drove to Alma to pick up nine books; the first bunch that arrived at the bookshop.  I cradled them on my lap all the way home, leafing through, reading bits of poetry.  It was like my birthday, like Christmas, like the two together.

I know Steve will email soon when another group of books arrives.

The odd thing about my list...despite my removal of nine new-to-me books from my want list, I've added seventeen more; books recommended to me by people kind enough to suggest poetry that will help me learn about writing and improve my own poetry.

So, for Steve and for Cleveland Place Books and for me, it looks like we'll share a long term commitment to the book hunt.

Thank you, Steve and Jane.


Gwen Buchanan said...

Exactly like Christmas.. I love that... and things that feel that way... anytime of year.

Rambling Woods said...

What a great way to build your library

Carol Steel said...

Hi Gwen,
I love that feeling too, especially when I can get it for less.

Carol Steel said...

Hi Michele,
It is and Steve has been wonderful about searching out my books.