Contrary to all magazines attempting to beckon us to spring with false references to winter’s length and difficulty (honestly, it’s been quite warm), winter has finally just arrived this weekend with the first snows on the ground. It is now time to break out the winter sports. To what am I referring; snowshoeing? skiing? sledding?
Hardly. No friends, not for this girl. I am speaking of another winter sport. Used Book Store Hunting. It’s sort of like regular hunting in that you must be patient and quiet when engaged in the activity. Yet, you don’t need a license.
All joking aside, I don’t much revel in white snow, so I happily spend my winter months indoors reading even more books than normal and hunting for art places and used book stores. Should you be looking for a few to go to, please consider –
The Spirit of ’76 in Marblehead. A delightful store, made all the better for it’s second branch in Vinnin Square in Swampscott. They have a gorgeous children’s section, should you be in the mood.
The soon-to-be-closing (Artists and Authors) also in Marblehead. I am sad to see this store go, though I’ve only been in three times. It’s simple sad to see any bookstore close.
Finally, the Used Book Superstore. It’s a 3 store chain, in Saugus, Burlington, and Danvers. We loooove the branch in Danvers and go often. It’s great for finding books both old and new and its located near the Savers thrift store, also full of used books.
Here we have several books I happily purchased there last week.