the bookshelf.

November 1, 2013

in addition to the road, biscuits, and all things junky….we reallllly have a love for books. there’s nothing like the feel of a good book in your hands. there’s nothing like the smell of an old book. the crinkle of pages as you turn each one. and there’s definitely nothing like the feeling i get when i walk into a library or a bookstore.

i especially love  little mom-n-pop style bookstores. the kinds that have the books wonkily stacked all over the place, and the floor creaks when you walk.

“so many books, so little time.” – frank zappa

and i really love small-town libraries…round top has a really, really amazing library and if you haven’t been, you MUST add it to your to-do list. and the town we grew up in, overton texas, had the most awesome little library…i loved to spend time in that library…it was an old historic house with cozy rooms….all with big squishy, cozy chairs, old rugs, and fireplaces….and of course, books lining the walls from bottom to top. but the best part about our little library was the little old ladies that worked there…that greeted you each time you walked in … with cider or hot chocolate in the winter. and in the summertime, the reading club was one of our favorite places to be. my love of books began in that little old library…from judy blume and beverly cleary to lucy maud montogomery and francine pascal and everything in between…

“i have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” -jorge luis borges

because of our love of books, we are realllllly excited to be carrying books in our new store.

we spent many an hour reading through book titles and hand picking which books we wanted to carry. books about texas. books about music. books about pioneering men and women. books we LOVE. and nowwwwww….they are also available online! amie worked up the top of this page…and i pretty much get warm fuzzies just looking at it.

because whether you read each one cover to cover or not, these are just awesome books to have on your bookshelf, on your coffee table, or on your night stand. books have a soul. and a spirit and they bring character into every room.

“in a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” -mark twain

y’all take a look…and let us know what you think!! and check back…because when it comes to books, we just can’t get enough! we’ll be adding new titles to the bookshelf often!

“never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – lemony snicket

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  • Reply Kaci VanCoutren November 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    We LOVE that ya’ll LOVE the library in Round Top. Sterling’s uncle (Sterling McCall) passed away right after the fall show and the library was one of his many passions. (My) Sterling has really felt his absence. We are planning to do a silent auction during the spring show for another one of his favorite charities in his honor (Champions 4 Children). We love your new place and are HUGE fans!! Can’t wait to see you in the spring!

  • Reply JL Candelaria November 3, 2013 at 11:54 am

    absolutely love it and couldn’t agree more with your feelings, and about wonderful book spaces. the shop + bookshelf graphic look wonderful.

  • Reply Kristal November 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Love that you guys are doing this,

  • Reply gloria patterson November 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I agree I love having that book in my hand I feel like I am reading a book. Reading on a nook or what ever is just not the same thing.

  • Reply mattie.p November 4, 2013 at 11:59 am

    my Moma used to say ,you can go anywhere in the world just by reading a book,and I did .I loved books and read to my children all the time .sad to say I dont have the time or the love for them like I used to .but still love to go to the Library,but now I check out movies .its kinda sad ,theyve made it so convinient to see the movie vs the written word .

  • Reply Miki November 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Great idea!!! Over the weekend my grandollar and I went to a craft show. The first table we saw when we walked in held an assortment of door prizes, including a couple of books for a local author. Did I get to make my way around the room looking at all the neat stuff the vendors had to offer? No! Six year old AnaBelle insisted we visit the author first, even though there were cute Christmas ornaments, dolls, bows, and jewelry on our way. I left with 3 books and a happy young reader. Pretty sure I was the winner. 😉

  • Reply Pam Bennett's November 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Books take you places you never dreamed of. Part of that WANDERING soul thing!

  • Reply Alice Ledezma November 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Super neat! Excellent

  • Reply Kathleen Y'Barbo November 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    As an Aggie, a long-time Junk Gypsy shopper, and a novelist, I am VERY happy to read that the Gypsies love reading as much as I do!

  • Reply Leah Loyer November 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I have been a lover of books since before I ever started to school, my mom read to me every night. I still read every night before I turn off the bedside lamp. There are soo many books that I just can’t put down. Some days I tell my husband I’m taking a day off from chores because I got a new book and feel the need to read, he just smiles and nods approval. He’s a keeper!

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