Nestled away in the Orleans Marketplace (which looks a lot larger and less a strip mall when looking at their website), this homey little store was one of those delights you
But no more.
We will have at least one new blog a week starting this week, and we will continue our mission to talk about book and record stores, the old days, and more. We’ll also be linking up with my music site, The Kirkham Report, which will be coming back on line this weekend.
Once again, we’ll be here spreading the word about places still out there, places gone by, formats
We’re currently vacationing on Cape Cod, and we stopped by the Cape Cod Mall on Saturday. We went over to look around, do some shopping, have a nice dinner, and check things out.
The mall is one of the few left that has a large Barnes and Noble with a mall entrance – most of them are free-standing stores these days – and imagine my shock when I saw a bin as we approached the escalator proclaiming “BN now has Vinyl!” But there in the middle of the store, below the big
I have. Twice that I can recall.
The first time it ever happened to me was reading a book that made up part of the “Dragonlance” series. Being a little Geeky McNerdly Nerd going way back, a series full of drama, adventure and magic sucked me in faster than you can say “Wizards of the Coast”. I
I spent 5 plus hours in a bookstore one day, and it was heavenly.
To set the scene – this was back in the 90’s, when I had a car, and TC worked at Coconuts, a record chain popular at the time. The store was based in Swampscott, and one Sunday he was scheduled to work from
By the time I was a teenager, though, Mom had gotten a job in Boston, and I was given permission to come in and visit her