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I made my way into a local used book store the other day. One has to be in the mood for such adventures. It’s like searching for buried treasure, and it takes time. This was my first trip to The Bookseller so I allotted myself a couple of hours to get acquainted with all the different sections. This specialty store has rare books, post cards, local history features, fiction and non, a small children’s section and more.
In the aisle marked geography, it was fortunately divided by state. They had about 20 books on Michigan including one solely on the history of my hometown Ypsilanti. Fun! I had seen the edition before but did decide to purchase a Michigan pictorial history book. Just who are the movers and shakers who made our state great? Most of us know the more obvious auto barons, but I’m hoping to be surprised by a few more. Stay tuned.
Among the other books that made their way home with me: A Jane Austen literary critique and a favorite childhood book called The Best-Loved Doll. I’m not alone in finding this story to be a treasure. Enjoy a few photos and sentiments from another fan.
I am a strong supporter of the library system. From childhood, this happy place is filled to the brim with stories and knowledge. What a wonderful resource. Equally important is your own personal collection–your friends on a rainy day, airport wait, and lunch break. What pieces will you choose? Happy hunting!