Thursday, October 28, 2010

...Come shopping with me...the Omaha Old Market...

...Karen, Scout and I did some early morning shopping right after breakfast...

...we found a rare book store...so I'm on the floor going through piles of books - it was pretty well organized...guess what book I bought...that's right The Book of Tofu - I had a copy years ago - now lost...so I was thrilled to replace it...

...guess what book Karen bought...that's right - Brideshead Revisited - on my recommendation based on the copy that sweet Maureen sent me from England...

...and we saw a mounted policeman on our way back to the hotel...

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  1. Looks like my kind of bookstore. So glad you got what you wanted.

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  2. I love finding cozy stores like that. It makes purchases so meaningful.
    I recently into a used bookstore and was horrified by the prices. Amazon has really spoiled me. Paying just a little bit more gets you a new book..shipped to your door. I am hoping the prices in the used bookstores else where are not as high as the store I was in.
    Lisa

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  3. I love digging through bookstores too!

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  4. And it was about a year ago!

    Don't you just love that small surge of excitement when you spot a book you've had in the past and had almost forgotten about?

    We have a triffic book shop here, Kim's Books. I have to be strong and keep away!

    The police horses in London can sneak up behind you and snort, so making you jump. I asked the police officer how such a big creature can do that. He said they hace special rubber tipped nails on their shoes.

    But, I also think they are sneaky!

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  5. the only time i've ever been in omaha i did not have a very pleasant experience . . . except i did meet up with my honey at the bus depot . . . and then we got the heck out of there. i'll have to tell the story sometime.

    i'm glad that you had (are having?) such a wonderful time there! the bookstore looks awesome!

    and the bit about scout and the "diggers" - that is JUST LIKE my isaac-boy. :)

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  6. Oh, I love the Old Market. We used to go there when I was a kid and we visited family in Council Bluffs, IA. The book store isn't The Antiquarian is it? That's probably long gone...

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  7. Love, love, love bookstores - new and used. Cookbooks are always a good choice too!

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  8. Brideshead Revisited is on my to be read pile. For some reason it seems like a good winter read. I am looking forward to it. I could spend days in a bookstore :)

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