Yesterday, as part of Lewiston’s Sunday Indie Market, Clif and I went to Quiet City Books, where we had our own little table for our own little books.
Quiet City Books is one those shops that feels like home to all nerdy, wordy folks who love books. (Yes, that would include me.) Courtney MacMunn Schlacter, the owner, has managed to tuck in bright, funky art and sweet little gifts among an astonishing assortment of books that appeal to readers young and old.
What a delightful way to spend a winter’s day. We sold some books and chatted with Courtney, who has a commitment to making Lewiston a better place. We talked about how too many people only hear what’s bad about Lewiston, a mill city that has seen better days, but nonetheless has a lot going for it. Thanks to Courtney and other bright, creative people, Lewiston now has a hopeful spark.
So readers, if you live in the area and find yourself in Lewiston, stop by Quiet City Books, look at the art and the books and support this wonderful local store.
31 thoughts on “At Quiet City Books”
If I lived there I would certainly visit, it looks lovely.
Susan, it really is. And even though it’s quite small, there is a wonderful selection of books.
What a lovely shop Laurie and a fine place to spend a Winter’ day. Places like these can be a lovely social hub in the community 🙂💖 xxx
Thanks, Xenia! So true.
Well done for selling books.
Many thanks, Tootlepedal.
Indie bookstores deserve our support! Glad you sold some, and hopefully drummed up interest for Library Lost.
Good for you promoting a local bookshop . We always visit local bookshops when we are travelling .. they usually have unique qualities that I love 💕
They sure do! Quiet City Books is a gem.
Glad you had some success at such an interesting facility
If I lived in the area, I would definitely stop by for a chat. Your display looks lovely. Very inviting!
Wish you could!
Judy and I love to hang out at book stores, and our kids have picked up the habit. This looks like a good one!
Courtney has such a flair for doing a lot with a little. Plus, choosing books for a wide range of readers.
There are so few small books stores, we as consumers should promote them all we can especially this week as we approach Small Business Saturday. 🙂
Judy, yes, indeed!
Such a nice post, supporting a small business that probably needs all the help it can get, given the commercial reality of bookstores these days.
Kerry, that’s for sure!
What a delightful bookstore and lovely display of your and Clif’s books! Congratulations on selling some books and I wish there were more of these bookstores. Loved the Book Nerd coffee mug on their Facebook page!
Many thanks! That Book Nerd mug is just perfect, isn’t it?
I need to add that mug to my collection.😁
It’s a good one!
I love the look of this bookshop! I am glad you had such a pleasant day, Laurie.
Clare, it is lovely place.
Looks like a delightful, whimsical place to visit (and shop). Living in a rural area which the 20th century passed by (oh, we are in the 21st century?) we see a dynamic, in which the “come here’s” are buying up what to them appear to cheap properties and setting up shop (most of these folks are D.C. bureaucrats on early retirement with stock portfolies to fund such adventures). The “locals” resent their presence, even though the new folks are the ones revitalizing the local economy, because they view them as “taking over the town”. Of course, they all are creating a “have and have-not” economy, with the come-heres mainly marketing to the weekenders, and local refusing to buy stuff at those shops (or benefiting from the increased commerce by setting up their own shops). I’ll be curious to see where all these leads in another 10 years with the come-heres decide to retire again. Will locals pick up the businesses? will another round of early-retires step in (assuming that the federal bureaucracy still exists to generate early-retires in another 10 years…. oh, I’m ranting again)? Happy Thanksgiving. – Oscar
Oscar, as someone on the BBC might say, you just had a jolly good rant.
Probably sounding as self-righteous as Father Ted (if you know the Father Ted sit-com, we actually stumbled about the house used as the parish house. It is not on the Aran Island as the show suggests, but nearby in a little valley in the Burren region. The grounded ship seein the opening shots does sit upon a reef on the tip of the Aran Island… saw that too). Sorry I’ve been off the internet recently… too much actual living to do these days.
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