Simply Books

One of the greatest treasures in the world may be used bookstores. In a little town called Baraboo I discovered the Village Booksmith. From the moment I walked in, I knew I had fallen in love. Run by beautiful golden retriever, it was full and full of books. Now I’ve been to bookstores before – the cashiers at Borders probably know my face – but this bookstore was like one I’ve seen only in movies. Used books, rare books, old books, tucked in corners everywhere – and free coffee for you to drink while you peruse. You see the copy of “The Pilgrim’s Progress” in that picture up there? Well, as I walked in the door, I found my own old copy – except I think it’s even more beautiful. At $6.95, I couldn’t help but buy it to add to our own collection of old books. Take a look for yourself:

And then, as I looked around some more, I found this:

There were old (1900’s) Chemistry books, Engineering guides, classic novels, poetry, Shakespeare, and oh so much more! Tons of current books too for half the price you’d pay for a new copy. I now have a new love for used bookstores and can’t wait to find one back home.

It’s the simple things in life, don’t you think?

P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win your own (new) copy of The Pilgrim’s Progress!

Crystal Rowe

wife to D, mama to A & E, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, follower of Christ, writer, book lover, beloved child of God