Tuesday, 24 April 2012

In praise of lovely little bookstores ...

Today my friend Julie opened her bookstore, JH Gordon Books, in the heart of downtown Hamilton. I'm so happy for her! In an age where it seems like all of the world's bookstores are dying or soon-to-be doomed, it's refreshing to know that there are still brave souls out there who think the mantle of The Independent Bookseller is a nice thing to wear.

Three cheers for JH Gordon Books!
So professional and cheery with her customers!
I was in helping Julie organize some books last week, very nearly salivating over every single book that came into my hands. (You can, if you like, read all about Julie & her husband Cory`s bookstore journey and renovation here.) It was great fun. And I'm looking forward to attending -- and perhaps even organizing! -- some events at her store in the future. For now, I'll leave you with some pictures and a plea: if you live in Hamilton, you must pop your head into Julie`s shop at some point. I`m sure you`ll find something to strike your fancy ... 

So cute! So many delicious books! Nom nom!
Roberto Bolano and I are kindred spirits ... 
Pretty chandeliers! This is going to be my Tiffany`s. I can just tell.

1 comment:

  1. it looks wonderful. it'll be on my list of places to visit for the next time i'm in hamilton!