Come on in.
I was on vacation last week in Solvang, California. While walking the quaint streets, I came across a used bookstore. I love peering into old bookshops. Perhaps it’s the smell that assails me with the hope of adventure. One might find an old friend, a new friend, new adventures, handsome heroes or a dragon or two.
I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.
~~ Tahereh Mafi
My favourite place in the whole city was the Sempere & Sons bookshop on Calle Santa Anna. It smelled of old paper and dust and it was my sanctuary, my refuge.
Do you like to visit bookstores on vacation?