Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Book Nook - Mobile, AL

Good afternoon. This morning I ran by the post office to send off my Halloween packages to Constance in Canada, Amanda in California, and then my HoE piece for our autumn exchange. Afterwards I spent some time at the library until I could drive over to the Book Nook on Spring Hill College's campus.

I rarely visit The Book Nook and come away with nothing. This morning I found some lovely additions to my collection.

I found a paperback version of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Cherish Classic which was published in 1994. While I have read these stories before, I bought it to add to my collection of Doyle books because I love the cover art.

Keeping my eyes open for any sort of Japan related books, I came away with a book of haiku poems from 1962. The type of illustration on the front cover is repeated throughout the book.

In their older books section, I found a beautiful book from 1927 of travel stories throughout Japan, Korea, and Formosa by Burton Holmes. The book is illustrated with black and white photographs. For its age, the book is in great condition, especially the frontispiece.

They had several of Augusta Evans Wilson novels on the shelves so I picked up Beulah and Macaria. There were no publication dates on these novels, but from the handwritten notes on the inside covers, they date circa 1900-15.

If you've never visited the Book Nook, you really should. Their prices are fantastic and they have a great selections of books. You never know what treasures you'll find. The staff are always friendly and happy to help if you have any questions.

They are located on the bottom floor of the Burke Memorial Library on Spring Hill College campus.

Until next time ^____^


  1. Looks like you picked up some great buys, there, Rachel.

  2. You were very lucky to find all these books, particularly the older ones. I love old books, it's wonderful to touch them and to open them an smell the old paper.