Monday, December 27, 2010

Book or Nook, by Hook or Crook

Day 322 of the "What are you reading, and why" project and today a charming young psychologist came in to Babbitt's in search of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, having just finished a reading a book, on her Nook, about suicide.

"The trouble with a Nook is they don't have anything I want," she said.  That is, she thought it would be really convenient while reading the one book on her Nook to search for the others mentioned in it, but none of those were available electronically.  Also, she likes certain kinds of books in hand, especially poetry, which she likes to discuss with people.

So off she went with The Bell Jar, Ariel, and Letters Home, all writings by Sylvia Plath, and Birthday Letters, poems for Plath by her ex-husband, the poet Ted Hughes.  She will come back for Anne Sexton.

Yesterday I mentioned BookMan BookWoman Books, a used bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee, and today New Pages informs me that another used bookstore in Nashville is closing.  Outloud! which has been serving the  GLBT community.  Here are the reasons why....

And here is the home page, with a photo remarkable similar to yesterday's photo of the storefront with two cars parked in front!  So if you live in or near Nashville, they are liquidating and I'm sure they could use your business as they close.  Sigh....


Collagemama said...

I can't help going into a frankfurter roast reverie when people talk about their Nooks.

But a Nook can't read,
so a Nook can't cook.
what good to a Nook
is a hook cook book?

Ellen said...

Well, I have never heard of these book stores and have lived in this area 26 years. What's wrong with me? Might have to look the one up when we return if it's still open.