Saturday, August 6, 2011

What a Lovely Day to be in a Bookstore

During one of the days I was packing my life into boxes, it came time to pack up my bookshelf, I used approximately 4 boxes just for books! I thought it would be a good time to purge some "I will never read this" and "I really did try to want to read this" books. Once I decided to part with the handful of books, I threw them in a bag, and set them aside so I could take them to the used bookstore that I love so much.

Chamblin Bookmine is a place I can literally spend a day wondering the aisles.


Don't let the outside fool you (maybe they are testing the "don't judge a book by it's cover" saying.)
Once inside, there are nearly endless aisles and "secret" passageways of books! - photo via Me
This is one of the more "hidden" areas, it's deep inside the store, I love that the entrance is a garage door. - photo via me


I've also learned, it's better not to go to Chamblin's with a list in hand, it is very difficult to find a certain book because things can get so misplaced and misfiled. Either way, I never leave without a huge smile on my face, and I'm so excited to go to (what I like to call) my heaven in the aisles. I'm hoping the books I bring in to trade will get me a relatively sizable amount of credit in the store so I don't have to spend a dime!

I swear...I'll spend some time packing today too...I have to tackle my closet *yikes!* and bathroom today!

What are your plans for the weekend? Are you trying to beat the heat with inside activites too?

Talk to you soon!


11 comments:

  1. My daughter would go nuts there! She goes to the bookfest in Ohio every year and comes home with a car load of books. Now she's in the process of moving and realizes how many boxes she has of books.

    I do like books myself but mostly DIY type books, cookbooks, decorating books, health books, etc.... I never read fiction.

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  2. That place looks amazing. We have a place like that here in town and it is sooo messy and unorganized.. but I still love going in there! The smell, the warmth.... all of it. And I love your new banner! (No Jinx bed yet! Probably today. :D)

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  3. Pretty funny that you just posted this bc I have a bag full of books in my car that I am going to exchange. I've never exchanged books before but someone told me about this just the other day. :)

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  4. That store looks incredible! I wish I had something like that around here. I need to go through my books as well...I have a huge box of read books in storage in the top of my closet, and two shelves full of books that I want to read, haha! I am a terrible book collector.

    It's SO hot here in Florida, so I've been spending my time indoors working on my etsy shop and house cleaning. :)

    Anyways, thanks for sharing the magic of that little bookshop online with us!

    -Kaili
    kaw-studios.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, I could not imagine a better place than this! Though I have a bit of a stop on books since all my shelves have double rows already;)

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  6. @Blue Eyed Night Owl - I know! My shelves are crazy packed too...that's why I had to purge beforehand!

    @Kaili - I'm in Florida too...I know it's so sticky hot outside! And to think...I wore tights today...sometimes it's so hard to part with books!

    @Collins - Yay for book exchange! It's a great way to purge books that you won't read again or don't want anymore. Hope you had fun!

    @Cas - Thanks! And I love the smell and the feel of a used bookstore too! The disorganization is part of the appeal : ) Hopefully Jinx has his bed by now!

    @Sher - That's the beauty of Chamblin's...they have such a huge selection of not just fiction based books but DIY, cooking...anything you could ever look for! : )

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  7. I love a good book store :) I think it's just all the different stories sitting on the shelves :)

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  8. We just moved and I had the same problem, except that I also had magazines on top of books. TWO BOXES of magazines, and I couldn't just throw them out cause you never know if I will need them. I am such a pack rat haha.

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  9. That bookstore looks wonderful!!! My husband and I already have tons of books, but I'm always happy to find something new. I hope your packing is going well.

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  10. Oh my that is a lot of books! =) Where I love to read that might be um a bit overwhelming haha

    Great way to spend some time though! =)


    Arizona Girls blog
    Arizona Girls

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  11. pretty cool place...does this mean that you're not getting a kindle anytime soon?

    btw, i dont think bringing books in for credit gets you a free book....dont you still have to pay partial price? how would they stay in business?

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