I love bookstores that are basically dangerous
@muffinista I was once in a "normal" town bookshop and picked up a book to look at and half a shelf collapsed and multiple books crashed to the floor; a fair few of which were genuinely about transport and engineering failures and disasters 😆
@muffinista it probably says something that i'm not entirely sure this isn't a bookstore i've been in.
@muffinista ah, this makes me flash back to when a happy afternoon could be spent foraging through the shelves of a place like this.
@muffinista Is ... is that the Dawn Treader in Ann Arbor?
(Alternatively, is that every urban used-book store ever?)
@muffinista Thank you!
It's got a near twin in Ann Arbor.
Also Albany, New York.
Also New Brunswick, New Jersey, in the 90s.
Also if the shelves were staggered the other way in East Lansing, Michigan.
Also this place in Trenton before it moved in 2014.
Indeed. We've been a few times. The cinema bookshop and... Richard Booth's are both mind boggling.
@muffinista My workspace is *almost* this organized after 10 straight days of boxing, cleaning, and carting things away. :/
@muffinista Wait. This is an exact copy of the used books store (really kickass place) that was over here a decade ago. EXACTLY like that place, seen from the back to the front, with cashier's desk to the left behind that bookshelf.
"A good bookshop is essentially a genteel black hole that's learned to read." Terry Pratchett
@muffinista I was just in one in Chicago that had aisles half the size of this jutting off at all angles... It definitely felt dangerous
@muffinista this is the place, had to look it up... Bookman's Corner at 2959 N Clark Street. For some reason phone won't copy in the link but here's a few photos from Google.