Because I want to live in a bookstore

I’ve always wanted to live in a bookstore, especially the big, rambling kind like the Book Loft which has 32 rooms of books, and you’re led from one room to the next as if following a bird or a butterfly.  Or the Book Barn in Chester County, Pennsylvania where I swear you can get lost and it might be years before they find you again.  I exaggerate a little, but it is a wonderful place to ramble and browse.

Since I don’t live in a bookstore and it’s unlikely I’ll live in a bookstore, I have to settle for liking videos such as the one I brought you today.  I have seen it on a couple of blogs and over at Facebook (because I know and/or follow other people who would love to live in a bookstore).

Raindrops on the pond

It’s raining here in the Bogs today.  The surface of the pond is thawing.  There are very few patches of snow left.  It’s all melting with the rain.

Reflections of willows on the thawing pond

I’ve spent a good part of the day decluttering my picture library.  It’s amazing how quickly things can get cluttered on the computer.  Today’s photos are courtesy of the recent archives (January 1 – 8).  It’s too wet and squishy for a long walk with the camera.  We’ll just stay in and have a look at recent times past.  It gives me a good excuse to bring out some of the photos that didn’t make it to the blog for one reason or another.

The rain will be changing over to snow tonight.  According to it will be a Big Snow Event.  Often that means for places other than the Bogs because we’re not really on the radar of the major news and weather media.  Besides, we are used to Big Snow Events, and I’m sure the guys that drive the snow plows are looking forward to having some work to do.

Snow mounds

That’s about it from the Bogs for today.  It’s a slow day with not much to ramble about.  If we do happen to have a Big Snow Event, I’ll let you know.  We can all go sledding or snowshoeing or cross-country skiing or build snowpeople and snowforts and have a big snowball fight.  For those less inclined to play in the cold, we’ll get a fire going in the fireplace and you can relax there, staying warm and toasty.  Feel free to browse the library.  I’ll be decluttering that soon and there are a lot of books that will need to go.

Letting Go:  Of old photos, freeing up space for something new.

P.S.  This just in…  A great big THANK YOU to Four Blue Hills for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award.  I am honored that you like my blog so much, and appreciate the recognition.  🙂  Please excuse me for not participating fully.  I can’t think of 10 more things to tell the world about myself, and I would have to nominate almost all of the blogs I’ve been enjoying lately.

47 Comments on “Because I want to live in a bookstore”

  1. Brian says:

    Changed the header again. 🙂

  2. As the proud owner and near daily user of a KIndle, I still can’t keep from buying and reading real books–and accordingly, I adore the video. How fun! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  3. dinkerson says:

    Great photos. You know, I don’t necessarily want to live in a bookstore, but I wouldn’t mind living in that bookstore!

  4. I could go for living in a bookstore. In a small way, that’s what the internet is.

  5. jeanne says:

    I manage a small bookstore…I love watching people come in and just hang out with us. I know they love the feel of the bookstore as much as I do. A friend asked me today if I had a e-reader. My response was of course not…I manage a bookstore! I don’t think she got it.

  6. Ellen says:

    Love the pictures you chose for today and I hope you can stay in, warm, reading one good book 🙂

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Not only the normal fair of great photos, but a fabulous video that I may have to use on a Monday Morning Entertainment post.

  8. Chloe says:

    that second photo made my jaw drop, it’s stunning and creative & just brillant
    you’ve really got a good eye for capturing lovely photographs

  9. cfbookchick says:

    I managed a bookstore for 5 years and adored that silly store and now I am a librarian – I am one of the luckiest girls in the world!
    I posted that video on my library’s Facebook page a couple of days ago – I wish books would shelve themselves that way!

  10. Dana says:

    What a great video– it was my first time seeing it! I’ve always adored books and bookshelves, and I’m particularly drawn to colour-coded bookshelves, so that video was a big hit in my books… pun intended. 🙂

  11. TBM says:

    I would love to live in a bookstore!

  12. Bo Mackison says:

    Awesome reflection in the pond — that is a favorite!

    I’ve not wanted to live IN a bookstore, but live ABOVE a bookstore and own it. I imagine how gloriously awesome it would be to wander down the back stairs whenever I wanted to roam the aisles, read a line or two from this or that, and then carry just the right book back upstairs to my cozy space.

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Bo. 🙂

      Your bookstore fantasy sounds better. Above would be great. Or even beside, as long as I could wander around in it whenever I wanted. I love the idea of being able to pluck just the right book off the shelves to carry back to a cozy space.

  13. I’d be in HEAVEN if I lived in a bookstore! I have always wanted to myself. The cozier and more unique they are, the better! I love your header, it is great. As usual, beautiful pictures too!

  14. Shoot,not to worry, you can still post you received it. Nothing wrong with that as far as I can see!

  15. Rats. I was going to Kreativ you…oh, well. 😀
    I have a friend who wanted to own a library when she was little. She thought having a big building full of books that you lent to others would be the most wonderful thing in the world…

    • Robin says:

      Sorry about that, Marie. 🙂

      Owning a library would be great, too, especially since you can loan out the books and lots of people could read them.

  16. Karma says:

    Love the video! So cute – thanks for sharing it. How was your “snow event” ?- our “winter weather advisory” was nothing. Its just cold and blustery now.

    • Robin says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Karma. 🙂

      The initial snow event was blustery and cold here too, with lots of blowing snow. We’re getting lake-effect snow now. That’s the REAL event here. We’re planning to go x-country skiing on Monday.

  17. loved the video. I could definitely live in a bookshop. I’ve always wanted to own one where people could drop in, sit in a comfy chair with a tea or coffee and read.

  18. Kathy says:

    I have never ever thought of wanting to LIVE in a book store. Wow, what a neat thought. OK, I want to live in one, too. Would there be a bed among the books? (I didn’t watch the video, maybe I should.) How about a vacation in a bookstore? You could buy a bookstore and then rent out a bed for travelers who have always longed to live in a bookstore, too.

    • Robin says:

      LOL, Kathy! I love how you take the fantasy and run with it. And who knows? Maybe someone will open a vacation bookstore where you can travel by reading books and rest on the beds that are rented out.

      It’s okay that you didn’t watch the video. It’s just a glimpse of what the books do at night after the bookstore is closed. 🙂

  19. Lovely photos, as always – the reflection on the pond especially. Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon is a fabulous meandering kind of bookstore, housed in a former car dealership. I used to want to be a librarian, so I could spend most of my life in a library with the books. We do have thousands of books in our house, though we are paring down and using iBooks instead. I still remember one of the original Twilight Zone episodes about the booknerd guy who survives a nuclear holocaust, finds himself in a library to his delight, but then loses his glasses – oh, the irony.

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Lynn. 🙂

      I’ve heard a lot about Powell’s and would love to visit them someday. And that Twilight Zone episode is etched in my head. It was one of the most frightening episodes to me since I love reading and wear glasses. I think it taught me “be careful what you wish for” more than The Monkey’s Paw because I could relate to it so well. Except for the nuclear holocaust part.

  20. giselzitrone says:

    Schöne Bilder wünsche dir schönes week-end Herzlicher Gruss Gislinde

  21. carlaat says:

    Books are joyful things, and so is your lovely pond. Thanks for sharing both! 🙂

  22. giselzitrone says:

    Bilder sind sehr schön Wünsche einen guten Wochenstart Grüsse lieb Gislinde.

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