Unabridged Bookstore is a real life physical bookstore located at 3251 N. Broadway in Chicago, IL. This is our Tumblr of books and other misc. things that sometimes involve books, but might also involve kittens. Scroll down a bit to start reading, or a bit more to read more about me.
Ever have this feeling that you are not the one who found your book, but it’s the book that found you? Weird, but I sometimes feel that way, especially if I have no specific title in mind when I enter a bookstore. I’ll just walk around, examine the shelves, stop, and then there’s a certain book that will turn under my nose. I’ll pick it up, read the blurb at back, and if it strikes a chord in me, it’ll go straight to the cashier. Most of the time, books I don’t intend to buy turn out to be the best.
I don’t know if there’s such a thing as serendipity when it comes to finding books, but the treasures I found that way always give me something that my mind and my heart are starving for the moment before I find them. :D
“Stopping was death. Stopping meant you’d given up and turned the keys of the world over to other people. The only option for a creative person was constant motion—a lifetime of busy whirligigging in a generally forward direction, until you couldn’t do it any longer.”
—Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
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