Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

I’ve already told you about my favorite of Lexington’s second-hand bookstores: Black Swan. But for new books (and gifts and a “literary café”) it’s hard to beat Joseph-Beth. I’ll confess: I hesitated putting it on our list of favorite indie bookstores because it...
Viewpoint Books

Viewpoint Books

The small city of Columbus, Indiana, may be best known for its large, impressive collection of modern architecture, but it also boasts a walk-able, tree-lined main street. And at one end, in the corner of a historic building: the delightful, Viewpoint Books, which has...
Downbound Books

Downbound Books

The very carefully curated selection of fiction, nonfiction, local interest, cookbooks, and children’s books at Downbound Books is housed in a single room that, judging by the old sign outside, used to be a neighborhood café in Cincinnati’s Northside. There are...
M. Judson Booksellers

M. Judson Booksellers

For a variety of reasons, we make the 5-ish-hour drive from Lexington to Greenville, SC, a few times a year. And whenever we’re there, one of my favorite downtown places to visit is M. Judson Booksellers. How can you possibly go wrong with a bright, sunny bookstore in...
kitten update

kitten update

Remember my mentioning that our recently adopted kitten, Max, had apparently come to us with a contagious skin condition and had then gone into quarantine along with his big brother, Leo, while we spent all of our free time doing laundry and disinfecting the house?...