I have a confession. You know that whole challenge to admit what you would do if you weren't afraid? If I could do anything in the world, I would own a bookstore. And if I could own a bookstore, I would want it to look exactly like The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA.
Over the past couple of days, I have had to travel for work. Long hours driving and equally long hours working made me eager for some fresh air on my lunch break yesterday. I decided to walk around downtown Thomasville, GA and was overjoyed to stumble upon this bookstore. The store is open and inviting, with beautifully decorated bookshelves and thoughtfully staged nooks for sitting down to read.
Unlike many bookstores I visit, this store did not try to shove as many books as they could onto the shelves. Instead, the owner has chosen to showcase eclectic and thought provoking titles that may not get the same retail space in a chain bookstore.
I love how each area showcases an amazing selection of books, but they also make room for other carefully selected items.
I wish my time wasn't limited to my lunch break, and that I could have stayed all afternoon. Among other things, I picked up a copy of Farm Fresh Georgia by Jodi Helmer
. Traveling so much around the state of Georgia, I am excited to now have this handy guide to almost 400 farm and farm related attractions, such as farmers markets and festivals, to find fun things to see and do.
I promise the next time I find myself driving to Thomasville, I plan on making a trip to visit The Bookshelf and allowing for a longer visit. The owner, Annie is warm and inviting, and I read on their website she has a dog named Junie B, which is simply adorable. Thomasville, GA is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. (There are some amazing restaurants in downtown Thomasville, as well.) But, if you are too far to make the drive, check out their website
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Aww, I wish my mother still lived in Georgia. I would so want to visit this bookstore!ReplyDelete
It is simply a beautiful store. ;-)Delete