Yesterday was a wonderful day. My daughter had the day off, and her first choice of activity was to hang out in a bookstore.
We drove to Denver's wonderful Tattered Cover Bookstore (the vintage LoDo location), and I had so much fun introducing her to this gem. The exposed beams and brick, the old lamps and overstuffed chairs make you want to read--or write.
An independent bookstore creates a mood that puts you in a literary frame of mind.
Katie browsed the shelves, while I worked on a scene I'd been mulling over on the drive there. The difficult thing was deciding which cozy nook to choose.
Before we left, Katie purchased a set of the complete Sherlock Holmes. I told her that not only did she add to her (ever-expanding) personal library, but she now possessed a souvenir from the Tattered Cover. She decided that when she puts her name in a book, she'll include the bookstore where she bought it, as a remembrance.
Of course, talking writing on the way there and back gave us the best bookends a day could have.
Do bookstore visits make you want to write--or just curl up and read?