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April 11th, 2010

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Best indie bookstores

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

I am so fortunate to live in a city with so many independent bookstores still in business. I could probably name off ten before I’d have to stop and think, but my favorite by far is Dog Eared Books on Valencia Street in San Francisco, along with Red Hill and Phoenix, its sister stores in Bernal Heights and Noe Valley, respectively. Between the three, I have hardly ever been at a loss for a book I’ve wanted or needed, and the used prices can’t be beat anywhere except at thrift stores. They also hold events at all three locations, which I’m hoping to take advantage of with Rachel this summer; yayyyy, bookish adventures!

Early Favorites

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

For this mini-challenge, we were asked for the first book we ever truly loved. This is such a hard one for me, as I have loved books for truly as far back as I can remember. The earliest, though, was probably a Little Golden Book, and the one that comes to mind first is The Poky Little Puppy. I’d go with either that or The Monster at the End of This Book, which popped into my head fractions of a second later. Both are books I’ve repurchased as an adult; regardless of whether we ever have a family of our own, I want to own them :)