Mystic & Noank Public Library40 Library StreetMystic, CT 06355 http://www.mysticnoanklibrary.org/ About this beautiful library:Dedicated: January 23, 1894 Built by: Captain Elihu SpicerArchitect: William Bigelow of NYContractor: Mertz’s Sons of Port Chester, NY Some of the materials used: Roman brick Granite from Leete’s Island in Guilford, CT Sandstone from […]
My local library is raising funds through a buy-a-brick program. $150 dollars for a 4×8 brick upon which you can have three lines carved or $300 for a 8×8 brick with six lines of text. I always glance at the bricks, but yesterday I took some time and […]
Coming in… and going out… They’re always so polite at The Book Barn in Niantic, CT. Check out more Wordless Wednesday posts here.
I went into an Army-Navy surplus store for the first time in years, perhaps decades, last weekend. For seven bucks I walked out with a winter cap, a USMC veteran sticker, and this book: The Wild Blue: The Novel of the U.S. Air Force by Walter J. Boyne […]
I took a drive to Mystic, CT today to visit the library (more on that later in the week) and Bank Square Books, but had to pull over and investigate when I saw this: See that big ship at the end of the block? That’s no Disney prop, […]
I’d never heard of Mavis Gallant (1922-2014). Perhaps I should be embarrassed to admit this in public, because she was a respected, prolific writer. Over 100 of her short stories were published in The New Yorker, the first in 1951. Jhumpa Lahiri credits Mavis as “the single most […]
Happy New Year! I hope your 2015 is off to a lovely start and that you have a fresh stack of books at your side. I took some time yesterday to look over my spreadsheet of books read in 2014 and compiled some numbers. I read 42 books […]