28/03/2009

saturday march two-eight


woke up around 10am. (damn - didn't wanna sleep that late! 8 or so would have suited me just fine...) showered + dressed. went for breakfast with mike; the timmies sammich deal always does the trick. i woulda had the breakfast deal, but it was fifteen minutes too late and the timmies guy was hardcore. will make note to try to be on time tomorrow - sausage and egg on a homestyle tea biscuit is too delicious to miss.

drove around to various used bookstores - mike hit a small gold mine at one place with some doc savage books that some ebay dude has been giving him the runaround about for a few weeks. forget you, ebay! next up: used bookstore numba two, which was possibly the most dilapidated old place i've ever been to in my life. too many what-not-to-do's when it comes to visual merchandising and customer service to count. (ditto the flies that had apparently hatched and were buzzing all over the windows). euw.

high-tailed it outta there, pronto.

unrolled the windows on my lil white car - i love early springtime sunshine. discussed what we'd do differently if we owned a new + used bookstore. it'd be a sweet lil store - comfy chairs for reading, coffee and drinks and a few lil homemade snacks for sale at the counter; lots of space, an area featuring artists and paperie and other handmade things for sale. we could even host a book club or two in the comfy space a few nights a week. we'd have a website to sell our stuff on, with an up-to-date inventory so that people who didn't have hours to browse could get what they needed quickly + conveniently. it'd be a great lil bookstore.

arrived back at mike's for some art and a lil nap for me; back out again for a dinner date this evening.

i'm feelin a good ole' philly cheesesteak. (surprise, surprise.)


i love aimless saturdays.

image: libreria via flickr

9 comments:

Mytutorlist.com said...

It sounds like a fun day. I love that bookstore pic. You have a lot of nice pics on your blog!

Tiffany said...

I have had many daydreams of a cozy little book shop too. I loved this post. I spent a very leisurely Saturday afternoon today as well, the first in a long time.

P.S. Philly cheesesteak? Mmmm, yes please.

katelynjane said...

Your Saturday sounds like perfection. I love book stores and could browse through them for hours and hours! I can't wait till we go to England this spring. My Uncle lives in Lewis and there's this seriously amazing antique book shop that is just....it makes me speachless...I have to blog about it now. And of course I'll be posting pictures after we visit the shop, but that's not for a few months.

byrheea said...

This bookstore is so beautiful I can just live inside!

Thanks for taking part in my giveaway. Really appreciate it :)

Rheea

thecraftbegins said...

i want to go to that place.

picciolo said...

sounds like a great day!
:)

Julia said...

What a great day! I love how it ended with a delicious phily cheesesteak sandwich!

Rachel Mallon said...

I want to go to your bookstore! I love thinking of new businesses to start. It's great to dream!

Tori C. (The Sweet Jelly Bean) said...

Hey there! Be sure to stop by before 9PM PST tonight to enter my current giveaway for a free Timid Monster. If you've already entered this giveaway, come back tomorrow to enter my next one! :)

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