We enjoyed sunshine for most of the day today (rain rolled in toward late afternoon). After a morning swim, our first stop was at a library sale in Westbrook, CT at the Public Library. We picked up two books and a boxed set of Lord of the Rings at this sale.
A little further down the coast in Clinton we visited Miriam Green (Antiques, Rare Books & Distracting Curiousities) owned by Susan Alon. This shop is enchanting…everywhere you look there are beautiful and unique pieces of art, photography, sculpture, and collectible items of quality. We spent a good deal of time here browsing and talking with Susan — who was once Head Curator of books at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
We saw plenty of books we loved here, and it was a pleasure to see books you don’t generally come across. Here is a sampling of some of the rare books we purchased at Miriam Green:
Just a little further down Main Street (59 Main Street – Rte. 1) is Bookloft Books owned by Bob Stein.
Bookloft was running a sale, and we had no problem selecting a boxful of excellent books. This shop is bigger than it looks and has well organized, clean books on a wide variety of subjects.
Bob is a big history buff, so there was an especially nice history section — but we found excellent books at reasonable prices in all categories. (Bob is also a paper expert, as he once worked for a company that was known for producing extremely fine quality papers.)
We enjoyed happy book hunting today in Clinton, Connecticut! We are back in New Haven tonight — who knows where the book trail will lead us in the morning?