Friday, June 3, 2011

Love My Indie with Holly from penny laine

Love My Indie is a feature where fellow bloggers, readers, and authors tell me about their favorite independent bookstores. I love the feeling I get when I go into an independent bookstore - like it is filled with hidden treasures just waiting for me to find them. Maybe one day I will have the chance to visit these amazing bookstores.

Showing some Indie Love today is:

Holly from penny laine

Blacksburg Old & Used Book Co. is a fairly new book store in Blacksburg, Virginia (a town known to most people simply as Virginia Tech). The inventory is made up of the owner’s personal collection of books. Their selection primarily falls into science fiction, history, and fiction genres. Independent bookstores in our area are few and far between so I was happy to see this shop spring up conveniently located between my house and where I work.
The modest sized shop is no bigger than an average dorm room, but every available bit of space is used to fill the room floor to ceiling with stacks of neatly organized literary treasures. There is little room to walk around if other customers are in the store. Unfortunately it is not a place where you can sit in the shop and read, but with the farmer’s market right outside the entrance there is plenty of outdoor seating.

I have visited the shop only a couple of times since I discovered it about a month ago in search of a well-loved copy of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. On my most recent trip I took Joli along with me because she loves books more than anyone else that I know. While we were there I picked up a copy of a Jack Kerouac book that contains On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and The Subterraneans. The ambiance is lovely and so is the shop owner. I will return again and continue to share this hidden treasure with anyone willing to take a look.

If you're interested in participating in this feature, please send me an email at - I'd love to hear from you and discover your favorite indie bookstore!  

1 comment:

  1. Hi, just to let you know I gave you a mention in my blog today :)


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