Local Bookstores–Part 2

Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S. Main St, Doylestown PA ©booksandbuttons

Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S. Main St, Doylestown PA ©booksandbuttons

And then, right around the corner, is the large, bright
Doylestown Bookshop with lots to offer as these photos
will attest.

This bookstore has been in business since 1998.  I can remember when
the space was Musselman’s Department Store–lovely place.  And when
they went out of business I bought two huge rolls of wrapping paper from
the children’s department—a zebra pattern and a zoo pattern and I still
use them—I think they were $3.00 a roll!

Anyway, this bookstore is a grand place and seems to have all the bells
and whistles of large city stores—(well, never in my life will I see
anything like Foyle’s in London . . .)

One thing I especially like about this store is the Staff Picks they feature.
A whole long wall is used to display these choices—and you can also go
online to read about them on their website.

Doylestown Bookshop©booksandbuttons

Doylestown Bookshop©booksandbuttons

My favorite shelves, the Classics . . .©booksandbuttons

My favorite shelves, the Classics . . ©booksandbuttons

Special ages sections . . .©booksandbuttons

Special ages sections . . .©booksandbuttons

Easy REaders ©booksandbuttons

Easy Readers ©booksandbuttons

Fully stocked magazine section ©booksandbuttons

Fully stocked magazine section ©booksandbuttons

And even an enticing used book area ©booksandbuttons

And even an enticing used book area ©booksandbuttons

The shop also sponsors book clubs with various interests.

On the whole, it’s a wonderful store to have nearby–and a
neighbor to the other two local stores in Part I of this posting.

What’d I buy?  Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann—a summertime
choice for our own book group.

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6 Responses to Local Bookstores–Part 2

  1. Mary Jo says:

    Beautiful! I love the looks of this place; I could move right in. Like their website too, and their street is just adorable. And I like Foyle’s too! But this one better! So now I think I’ll head out to the library; then maybe to the mall bookstore — not as cute as these bookstores, but they do try. I’m looking for some Memorial Day type reading –maybe Bill Bryson’s One Summer — it has red/white/blue bunting on the front cover. Makes me think patriotically.

  2. Booksilver says:

    What an enticing selection! They have places to sit and browse, as well. Nice.

    What are the “Special Ages”? 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s?
    (Just kidding)

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Yes, there’s a sofa and big rug up in front for reading, too.
      Special ages—–oh, you’re just a riot.

  3. Bay says:

    Sounds like a fun afternoon! Is there any ice cream nearby?

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Funny you should ask! There *is* ice cream—a nice little
      ice cream shop where you can take your dish/cone outside on
      the little patio and people-watch—and keep an eye on those
      two bookstores! Come see for yourself! My treat.

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