Saturday, March 16, 2013

Slice of Life March Challenge #16

I love bookstores.  They make me happy.  Especially the children's section, which is always the brightest, cheeriest spot to be in the whole place.  I don't know what it is about the kid's section--maybe it's the colorful book covers or cozy nooks where you can read or the laughter and smiles of children running around with their new books.

Today I spent my afternoon at a local Barnes and Noble, checking out the collection of children's books.  After grabbing a stack of books to look through, I sat on the stage in the kid's corner and read for a bit.  It was really nice--and relaxing.  As I read, I observed the scenes unfolding in front of me...happy children rummaging through books, parents curled up with their kids on the floor sharing a good book, and the wonder and joy on children's faces as they became so wrapped up in the story they were reading.

It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.


  1. Happiness is time in a bookstore....time to read, to choose books, and to watch kids revel in the joy of reading. You had a happy afternoon, Rachel!

  2. Another librarian takes the top reader to Barnes and Noble and that child helps pick out books for their school library. I talked to the father of one of those students today. He said she was so proud and loved spending time with her librarians at Barnes & Noble.

  3. Thanks for sharing of my favorite spots in the world...especially the little mom and pop book stores. You never know what you may find on the shelf!

  4. Bookstores and libraries - two of my happy places. I love to check out children's books. Maybe I'll do a post on our local independent bookstore. It's the best place to browse books. Your post made it possible for me to see you sitting on the stage surrounded by books, reveling in a Saturday afternoon.