J.H. Gordon Books

Friday 4 May 2012

I love a used bookstore. Every time I travel, used bookstores rank high on my to-see list, as books make far better souvenirs than plastic keychains and mini Eiffel towers. As much as I love scouring these stores for the perfect find, sometimes it's nice to walk into a used bookstore where you don't have to dig through piles and piles of discount paperbacks to uncover a gem.

Tonight I had that experience in my own city, when I visited J.H. Gordon Books at 314 King Street East in Hamilton. I walked away with four new books to add to my collection, but I easily could have walked away with a hundred. It's clear that Julie has spent hours upon hours carefully choosing each of the titles that line the walls of her new space. I had a great night checking out the store. The lovely Amanda said it best: "There's something so civilized about drinking wine and browsing books!" Congrats, Julie!

My haul


  1. There is something wonderful about used books and used book stores. Spending leisurely hours in one is great.

    I miss my favorite one in Salem, VA.

    Closed good one is 30 mile from where I live now.

  2. Thank you for mentioning my bookstore in your blog! It was lovely to see you, it was a fantastic night with so many people coming out to support literature. Hurray!


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