Rainy Morning Adventure

March 26, 2015 § 4 Comments

Reading at the Providence AthenaeumI had planned to post a review today, but I had some book-related fun this morning and have decided to share a little bit of that instead.

Today a very dear friend took me out on the town to celebrate my birthday, and like the normal twenty-somethings that we are, we spent our four hours gasping and squealing over a library, reading picture books, quietly exploring two bookshops, and drinking tea.

We started at the Providence Athenaeum.  I am ashamed to admit that I had never been before!  But I know I will be back.  I wish I had more pictures to share, but my camera makes a rather loud noise and I was trying not to be annoying to the (very patient) librarians.  My iPod is silent, so I have a couple photos of lesser quality mixed in.

They have a corner full of children’s books, mostly quite old.  This was, of course, my favorite part.

The book above is Owliver, by Robert Kraus.  It was too funny.

Next we drove downtown and visited Symposium Books, another place I should’ve been to before and will definitely visit again.  They did not have a children’s or YA section, but they had so many used books in very good condition.

Symposium Books

Around the corner is Cellar Stories, which of course is on the second floor.  It, too, sells used books, and it stocks many old and rare editions.  This store has a children’s section, which is absolutely lovely.

We finished our morning – now afternoon – at Small Point Cafe, where we found some delicious tea: all in all, a perfect morning for two bookworms.  As we settled back into the car, the rain – until then a light mist – began in earnest.

I hope your day has been as lovely!  Do you have any favorite local libraries or bookstores? 

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