My friend Melissa is visiting from Maryland (see us in the window above?) and none of our vacations together would be complete without some serious book shopping! I didn’t feel like venturing into Boston and there aren’t any other great used bookstores in the area (or even indie stores) so I decided we should take a trip to Providence, RI. We’re so glad we did, as it’s lovely and we found a couple great shops and places to eat!
Our first stop was Books on the Square – an indie shop with a great selection of middle-grade, but a rather poor showing in the fantasy/sci-fi department. They had some nice stationery too. I bought two books here.
Art near where we parked!
Next we headed to Cellar Stories, which I heard about on the Instagram account, FantasyBookCollector. So glad we went – a huge collection of used books from all sorts of genres! Sadly I didn’t find any new Tanith to add to my collection, but I did grab another ten books!
Ah, yes, my favorite genre: Anti-Optimism.
Had lunch and some fantastic beer at the Trinity Brewhouse.
Can you guess each musician in the painting?
This bakery and coffee shop was so cute and smelled wonderful and I definitely want to go back.
Macaron ice cream sammies! Sooo good.
My haul! So pleased.