Book Scouting Trip – Day 3 Begins with a Viking Breakfast

This morning we drove further north on the Door County peninsula to Ellison Bay, Wisconsin to seek out Wm. Caxton Ltd., Bookseller & Publisher, at 12037 Highway 42.    The store is owned by long-time bookman Kubet Luchterhand.  His friends call him Kube  (COO-BEE).  We arrived just as he had opened at about 10:00 a.m.

Wm Caxton Ltd, Bookseller, 12037 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay, WI

Wm Caxton Ltd, Bookseller, 12037 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay, WI

Cathy and Kubet at his post at the front of the store

Cathy and Kubet at his post at the front of the store

He steered us just down the street toward the best breakfast I have ever had at The Viking Grill.   Homemade corned beef hash, perfect eggs, homemade raisin toast with homemade chopped cherry jam flavored with almonds– to die for!   We bought three jars to take with us.  And…they had terrific Bloody Marys!

Bloody Marys at the Viking Grill - Ellison Bay

Bloody Marys at the Viking Grill – Ellison Bay

After breakfast, we returned to the book store, well fortified for our book hunt.  I told Kube that if I ever had to choose a last meal, I think that would have been it!

We spent hours here…there are more than 90,000 volumes to look at!

Interior of Wm. Caxton Ltd. Book Store

Interior of Wm. Caxton Ltd. Book Store

Here just a couple examples of the lovely books we were able to purchase:

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At about 2:30 we motored a few miles south to visit Peter Sloma, The Peninsula Bookman, at 4083 Highway 42, Fishcreek, Wisconsin.

Peter Sloma, Proprietor of The Peninsula Bookman, Fish Creek, WI

Peter Sloma, Proprietor of The Peninsula Bookman, Fish Creek, WI

Peter has a nice selection of both new and used & rare books in his store, with all stock very clean, well organized and in excellent condition.

The Peninsula Bookman, Fish Creek, WI

The Peninsula Bookman, Fish Creek, WI

Interior at The Peninsula Bookman

Interior at The Peninsula Bookman

Ron picked up a nice book on fishing lures for a family member here.  Peter was so helpful in giving us directions and answering our travel questions. After our stop here we headed south and east toward the other side of the peninsula.  We stopped at a large antique mall on Rte. 42 south and were able to find several nice books before they closed.

Now it was time for dinner.

Kubet had steered us correctly in the morning toward a great breakfast, so we took his gastronomical advice and headed over to Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant for dinner.  It was a picturesque drive and the location of this waterside resort and restaurant was beautiful…

Donny's Glidden Lodge Restaurant, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant, Sturgeon Bay, WI

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We had a great meal — Donny’s homemade soups, salad, rack of lamb…mmmm.  The food is good up here.

Then it was back to our hotel room to work on this blog!  Here is the last photo of the day, taken from our hotel room balcony, of a ship moored in the harbor.

View from our balcony this evening

View from our balcony this evening

Gotta go!  It’s 12:00 midnight and I just remembered I have plants in the back of the car that haven’t been watered in three days!

Catch up with us tomorrow at our next location.

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  1. makes me want to head to Sturgeon Bay! So glad you’re having a good time. Love reading your blog, Cathy.

    • Hi Corinne,
      Glad to hear you are enjoying our trip! Hope all is sunny there!
      – Cathy


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