Sunday, June 20, 2010

Road Trip

Yesterday was a long over due road trip day to Charlottesville, Va. We had a wonderful time, despite a slow start with the traffic. It turned out to be a book day. I can't believe it but there was no fiber involved at all. I'm not even sure how that happened!

But, as always are first stop when we hit the downtown mall, is Daedalus, owned by Sandy and Donna McAdams. Frankly, if you can't find it at Daedalus it hasn't been published, that place is stocked top to bottom, literally! We always enjoy an hour or two there and usually have a bag/box or two to show for it. Yesterday, we just had one bag. But it was filled with book"y" goodness.

Then it was off down main street to Blue Whale Books , which has the cutest assistant shop keeper/greeter! A pretty little Pembroke Corgie. I can always find something at Blue Whale, and have often found some very nice first or second edition childrens classics.

Last but not least is Read It Again, Sam's . The store is just lovely, I mean that the hardwoods are beautiful, despite the amount of foot traffic. The shopkeepers are charming and always a very nice selection especially if your into the pulp classics and detective fiction. They also have some very nice first editions.

So once we had ensured we left no book standing downtown, we headed for Richmond, browsed around Borders a bit, and then headed over to Total Wine for some supplies.

Stopped for dinner in Williamsburg and then finally home. It was a long day, but lots of fun. The weather in Charlottesville was great, sunny and warm, but a really nice breeze to make it comfortable.

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