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!