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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores

Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers - Garrison Keillor, Bob Eckstein

The author and illustrator, inspired by an assignment for The New Yorker, chose 75 independent bookstores from around the world and painted a watercolour of each storefront.  Superimposed on these illustrations are quotes or stories about each shop, told by the owner, an employee, or a customer.  Some have a definite 'wow' factor, some are sweet, some are funny.  At the back of the book are a collection of stories that didn't fit into the book but couldn't be left out.

 

All of them reaffirm my desire to own a bookshop someday.