Local Bookstores– Part I

West State Street, Doylestown PA

West State Street, Doylestown PA

I’m lucky to live near Doylestown PA and when I’m in the
mood, I can go browsing for books.  Today’s post will feature
TWO used bookshops, side by side, with a free parking
lot right in back–nice.

 

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I bought Nicholas Nickleby recently at the Bucks County
Bookshop, along with several others over the years.   This
shop specializes in the earlier, out of print books and has
nice first editions, too.

Bucks County Bookshop ©booksandbuttons

Bucks County Bookshop ©booksandbuttons

Bucks County Bookshop ©booksandbuttons

Bucks County Bookshop ©booksandbuttons

Bucks County Bookshop©booksandbuttons

Bucks County Bookshop ©booksandbuttons

I love to browse these shelves! Bucks County Bookshop ©booksandbuttons

I love to browse these shelves! Bucks County Bookshop ©booksandbuttons

The shop next door, Central Books, is also a good shop for
browsing . . .and tends to have more modern books, best sellers,
book club types of books.    New arrivals are always featured
and it’s a busy shop with a large children’s area, and a mystery
book room . . .

Central Books ©booksandbuttons

Central Books ©booksandbuttons

The day I visited was a rainy one, so there were some extra
boxes full of books lying about that would have been on shelves
outside on the porch on a sunnier day . . .

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Central Books mystery section ©booksandbuttons

Central Books mystery section ©booksandbuttons

And from these two shops, I bought:
Nora by Brenda Maddox; Fadeaway Girl by
Martha Grimes; and The Bostonians by Henry James.
Good start for a summer reading list!!

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4 Responses to Local Bookstores– Part I

  1. Booksilver says:

    Lucky you!

  2. FictionFan says:

    I love the look of the Bucks County Bookshop – the shelves look kind of random and full of possibility! We don’t have a proper bookshop here – never have had in my time here. Of course, I’m not far from Glasgow but a local shop would be nice. Your town looks very pretty from that top picture.

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Good eye! That’s exactly what that shop is—random (though
      organized randomness) and so-o-o full of possibilities. I’ll
      admit, though, that I seldom stray past the classic literature
      shelves. I make a beeline for those. But someday . . .

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