Thursday, January 22, 2009
politics and prose
on saturday i spent the afternoon at politics and prose, a fabulous little indie bookstore/coffeehouse in washington. it was good timing as i had just finished the master and margarita (a brilliant and hilarious dalliance with the diablo) and i was hungry for new mind food. i couldn't decide which was more fun, prowling the bookshelves or eavesdropping on the lively discussions around me. this gem now joins my list of independent bookish favorites: the raven here in lawrence; shakespeare & company in paris; lemuria in jackson, mississippi (which now, by the way, has a liquor license so you can have a beer while you're browsing); the now-defunct bound to be read in st. paul, minnesota; bart's books in ojai, california (where you can still shop after hours because the outside of the store is lined with bookshelves); and the news cafe in miami (a newsstand/coffeehouse with periodicals from all over the world).
i'd love to know, what's your favorite indie bookstore? where is it?
p.s. this print is going in the shop :)