Book Vault

   I’m finished with my long-term sub job now at Beloit and find I have an “extra” week before Thanksgiving since I was assuming turkey day was this Thursday.  It’s not like we didn’t have a calendar on the wall at school either…not sure how that happened, but I have the gift of an extra week now!  I’m finding I have the urge to just sit, curled up with a book in front of some window with the sun streaming in.  Steven and I wandered Parks Library at ISU for a while yesterday and planned to hit the grand opening of Books a Million (BAM) in Ames  for our date night, but they weren’t quite grandly opened yet.   As I was pondering my excitement at having a replacement for Borders here in Ames, I remembered the bookstore in this photo.

The Book Vault is an awesome bookstore I stumbled onto in Oskaloosa while wandering to Peoria after convention in August.  It made me think that Oskaloosa must be an awesome little town in its own right to support such a community treasure.  And now this morning I wonder, do we really need BAM in Ames, or should we just make more of an effort to support our own little locally owned book vaults?



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