Sunday, March 24, 2013

a very little bookstore

I have one or two favorite books that I go back and read again every few years because they are so good ; so familiar and comfortable. I was reading one recently and came to the following quote written by Thomas Hardy: "If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst." It made me think about this blog and realize that, for every few posts I write about places I love and recommend, there are also places that don't make the cut. I have to weed through some of the not so great places to discover the ones I really like. For example, I visited two child friendly places last week that didn't feel worthy of a recommendation here (one wasn't clean, and the other was just too expensive for what it offered). I like to keep this space happy and positive, so you won't see places for children here that I don't fully stand behind. This is not just a general list of places to take your children, it is my specific list of only the places we love. I am picky and fussy so you don't have to be. Many of the activities and adventures here are free and simple; there are often not a lot of bells and whistles, but they are places you can visit time and again and know they will be consistently good. Sort of like that good book you just have to revisit on a rainy day.

Head to Summerville and you and your children will discover a little gem hidden in plain sight on Main Street...
 Owner Natalie Sober has created a little sanctuary here for children - note how the picture books for young readers are turned to face you on the shelves so that the colorful cover draws you in. This is a very hands-on space and you are welcome to sit and look before you buy. Natalie has helpful suggestions to go along with the books she has lovingly hand picked.

 I bought my copy of Linnea and Monet's Garden in here and Natalie gave me the idea to link it to the Impressionism Exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art. Natalie also hosts story times and other events here.

There are great chapter books here for older readers. Allow time to quietly browse because your children will love hanging out in this cozy spot!

Stock up on a few new books to pull out on those long hot summer days when you need a break! Now, if only I could put that favorite book down and stay out of these awesome little book stores!

A very little bookstore click here for map
112 South Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
On street parking is free
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