Thursday, November 03, 2005

Elizabeth's Bookshop Sign

Elizabeth's Bookshop Sign
Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.

Words of wisdom outside Elizabeth's Bookshop in Newtown.

(Note the dog pee. Everyone's a critic...)


Michael said...

I saw this picture in your Flickr album. Love it. I saved a copy for me. Is that alright?
Little homey bookstores make my heart sing. When I was skiing this spring, we stayed in Squamish, B.C. and found the most awesome lil' place. Kinda cramped, creaky old wood floors, and the cashier has read absolutely everything. Yum.

The Other Andrew said...

Feel free to save copies of my pics, you're welcome.

I'm a big fan of the 'independent' bookstores, I often find more books I want to buy in a small bookstore than in any of the big chain stores. Chain stores are a bit like Australian cable tv, sure you get 30 channels but that's 29 channels of shite on average. When you find an independent bookstore where the buyer or store owner's taste meshes with yours, it's HEAVEN. I have such a place in my 'hood, called "Better Read Than Dead". Love it.

harry said...

Ahhh the Didactic SciFi Zealot in me strides forth: the best social commentary is found in SciFi.

Real SciFi is not about technology but about exploring the human animal. The best definition I ever read for SciFi was "take today and change one thing".