Sunday, March 1, 2009
sunday salon- Powell's, stumptown coffee and good books
I am having a great weekend, as my husband and I got out and went to a hotel for two nights in a city full of literary joys. Portland. It is about an hour and a half from our town in Oregon and it is a place where life is in the fastlane, a place that I love to visit, but I am not a city gal.
I am blessed that my husband is just as much a bookie as me, we have had a great weekend. We sold back some books at Powell's yesterday, about a box full. They gave me a card with store credit for $126!!Like a child in a candy shoppe with coins in her pocket I browsed through the selection. There were plenty of books, I had some to look for, but many of them were too new to find used copies. I have a hard time paying the prices for new ones, maybe that is strange, but it is still just hard for me.
Brad picked out a lovely tome of Willa Cather's Early Novels and Stories that has her trilogy of pioneering days in America. Blue Highways by Least Heat Moon and one of Bill Bryson's travel books. I classify those ones as manbooks, but I know there are probably women who love them too. What did I end up with? Well, I am feeling a little silly to admit, but I was pretty stingy with myself and I wanted to hold on to my giftcard. I splurged on New Moon by Stephenie Meyer because there was a used copy (TONS of used copies!) and I have just finished the first of the Twilight saga. Don't judge me for purchasing New Moon....I know you won't, but I just had to say that :)
Right now we are sitting at a splendid little coffee shop, it is my new favourite. Floyd's Coffee Shop in Old Town Portland. I am currently listening to Anne of Green Gables on audiobook since I need to return it to the library tomorrow. But, I have fallen in love with The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer, it is a YA book and so it is very well written, and sweet....just as it should be. I'll let you know more about it when I finish it.
Later on we are going to do a little more wandering through Portland, we'll head to the smaller (but I think better) Powell's on Hawthorne. Did you know there are 6 of them in Portland!? Yep, knock yourself out! Seriously. We are getting sushi for lunch and I have been taking so many pictures. I got a talking to at Powell's, a security woman made sure I knew not to take pictures of other customers...yeah, I would LOVE pictures of other people! (right!) My biggest goal was to find a place in Powell's that had NO people. I know it was her job though, so I just said: "thank you, I won't".
Okay, enough ranting....I tend to ramble, especially when excited.
Posted by bethany (dreadlock girl) at 10:24 AM