Next weekend my husband and I will take our annual trip to San Diego’s Coronado Island. The highlight of this trip is always the morning we spend browsing in the wonderful indie bookstore, Bay Books. This store, deceptively small on the outside, is one of the best stocked indies (as well as one of the very few indies) in Southern California.
If you read this blog, you know that I am a dedicated Kindle reader and most of my reading is done on my Kindle. However, I like to do all I can to support independent bookstores, so I always drop a fair amount of cash at Bay Books, Laguna Beach Books and Vroman’s in Pasadena whenever I happen to be there.
I usually have a list of books I’m looking for when I go, but we just went to Vroman’s a few weeks ago. I haven’t had time to start a new TBR list, so I’m looking for recommendations. There are several types of books I particularly like to buy in “book” form:
- Classics that I plan to keep (will be looking for Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety)
- Non-fiction, particularly if it includes quality photography
- Instructional books (typically on writing, technology, etc)
Having said that, I’m open to anything that you think is a book worth keeping, and would love your suggestions.
I just finished Toni Morrison’s new book, Home, and will review it in the next day or two.Spoiler: I loved it!! Just need some time to think it through – it’s a small book with important ideas!
Looking forward to your recommendations!