Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Books in a barn...


One of our very favorite places to visit is The Book Barn in Niantic, CT.  It just has to be the best used book store ever!  Aside from the fact there is not only a barn filled with used books and lots of interesting out buildings but, best of all, there are cats napping everywhere...



 
There are friendly goats to see...



 And buildings filled with  books!





The owners and staff are great people.  You can bring in your books and sell them back for credit...and sometimes money.  Free refreshments are always available when you walk through the door.  The most interesting people are browsing the aisles and in the summer it is a big destination for the shore crowd as well. They have two great annexes a few miles down the road.

We always come home with lots of books.  We just aren't going to be reading books electronically since we both love holding books in our hands. Our house is filled with them.  They are like friends...on the shelf...waiting to be read or re-read.

On another note, it has turned bitter cold here.  It was 11 F. this morning when we got up. However warmer weather is on the way... so no complaints from me. Outside my window the sun is shining and the sky is a beautiful blue with pretty gray and white winter clouds.

 Hope you are comfortable wherever you are!  As always,


enjoy the day!



5 comments:

Shelley said...

Now,I can see why that would be a favorite place....I appreciate books too...very much so. Thanks for sharing....Blessings

AngelMc said...

Soooo many books and so little time. I am not ready for it to warm up here. As always I want snow!!!

Beth said...

What a magical place this must be, Helen. The sleeping cats are a familiar site...I look across the room and see our four curled up on various pieces of furniture :-)

Beth

April said...

What a great place!!!! And goats with climbing toys!!! Do you know ALL of our used book stores, in Little Rock, have gone Out of Business??? Very sad... This is such a special place. You are lucky to have it!

l.wilks11 said...

I just love books and have just done a post on my favourite author.............xx