Tonight my husband and I are at one of the most beautiful places on the west coast of Canada. Tomorrow there will be pictures. Tonight I am doing a cross stitch and have three new books* in front of me from the best bookstore on the planet. It is a small local bookstore that is run by a woman who I want to hug whenever I see her but she would likely think me weird. Her store is my own personal Nirvana. The owner is a sister/kindred soul type of person and does all the buying for the store. There are thousands of different titles and she must be some type of Book Goddess to know what to buy. What I love most is not only is it not a Chapters/Indigo (that has put almost ever small locally owned bookstore out of business here in Canada) but the amount of books packed into a small space makes you want to fall to your knees. There are books everywhere! I am serious. It is like nothing you have ever seen or will see again. There is some order but mostly books are just shoved here and there and your find treasures whenever you turn around. Sadly, there is no website! If you ever make it to Quadra Island go to this bookstore. In fact, it is worth a trip to Quadra Island just to go to this bookstore. Yes. It is that good.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson