More Book Scouting in Connecticut

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.

Cathy and Susan Alon at Miriam Green - Clinton, CT

Cathy and Susan Alon at Miriam Green - Clinton, CT

Interior at Miriam Green

Resident Kitty

Beautiful curved glass display cases, like those appearing in 1909 photos of Cartier's NYC shop, by F. Sage Shop Fitters of London

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.

Bob Stein - owner of Bookloft Books

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.

Book Loft interior

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?




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