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LOCAL BOOKSTORE: The Book Lady, Savannah GA

I submitted this very short description of The Book Lady as part of the Spotlight on Bookstores series.  Every Wednesday, this blog hosts a section encouraging people to write about their favorite independent bookstore.

My submission:
I love to frequent a little, independent, used bookstore called THE BOOK LADY, on Liberty Street in Savannah.  It is nestled a couple of steps down from the street level, in the lower level of an historic old home in downtown Savannah. Brick walls, stuffed leather chairs, fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling shelves, filled with interesting titles.  Her desk is always covered with stacks of invoices, orders, and other books she is considering.  She handwrites all of her receipts on a small pad.  And there is nothing that can stump her encyclopedic knowledge.  But the store has one more secret – a garden out back.  A tiny spot of green, overflowing with flowers – a quiet place to shuffle through your latest find.

Submit yours, and encourage others to frequent these little gems.

*Photo snagged from the Book Lady’s FaceBook Page.*

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Books on Bay: Savannah

I love everything about old bookstores.  And this one in Savannah has its own eccentricities.  It is set back on the second story of Factor’s Walk, a row of old cotton warehouse and merchant offices on the river in Savannah.  Just getting to it (down some hairpin stairs and across a plank bridge) is an adventure.
The front half of the store space is devoted to discount Mesa ware.  Yeah, I have no idea.  On my most recent visit, there was a lovely older woman manning the check out table who listened to a 50s bubblegum version of Johnny Mercer’s “Dream” on constant loop. 
The back half of the store has the treasures.  They deal primarily in old books.  First editions, often.  They have categories like “Authors You Should Have Heard Of” and “Books with Names in the Titles.”  It makes for an enjoyable hunt and peck. 
The main book room overlooks the river
Old school books, one of my favorite categories
The entire place is peppered with interesting bookends

So many Hardy Boys!

1st Edition of Whittier poetry

Another interesting category
A number of the OZ books.

Their description on the RIver Street site.

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