I LOVE used bookstores. I also love libraries with real books.
And I even sometimes will visit the places where new books are sold, an oasis of thoughts piled on shelves with bright colorful spines.
I admit to reading digital library books for the ease and comfort. But there is only so much available that way. Fortunately the older books are still there, and they are so good.
But if I have a trip planned and I know there's at least one good used bookstore there, it's included in my wanderings.
This last week, it was Sylva, NC, and the City Lights Book Store (new and used)...which has a lovely cafe' downstairs where we had delicious salads and sandwiches. And as we left Sylva, we once again saw other used bookstores that we haven't tried yet. One of these days...
In doing service for others, we often find answers to our own questions and solutions to our own problems.