one of my favorite afternoon outings is to my local bookstore. and while it’s ever so convenient to order a book from amazon 24/7 and have it delivered to my doorstep. nothing beats perusing bookshelf after bookshelf of the current bestsellers. but it can be a bit of a challenge to find brick-and-mortar bookstores. if you live in san francisco proper you have to trek up to one of the suburbs to find a barnes and noble. and when i spend an afternoon at my local bookstore i want to browse a variety of sections. children’s books are a favorite of mine and so is home design, and it’s hard to resist the how-to section or biographies. then there are mysteries, and what woman doesn’t love a good romance novel? as you can see, an afternoon spent at the bookstore just demands a super-sized collection. at least for this girl. i love the smell of ink! and since my photographer is tagging along we always make time for a mocha and a lemon bar (he does have a discerning sweet tooth since his childhood in vienna). has anyone read a good book lately? i always love suggestions! one of my all-time favorite books is Noble House by James Clavell.
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