Monkey’s Paw Bookstore

The Biblio-Mat - a book vending machine!

The Biblio-Mat – a book vending machine!                                               Image by: Inayat Singh

Over time, you may come to learn that I have a strong predilection for bookstores. One of my favourite things to do when visiting any new city is to peruse through its bookstores, almost always smaller franchises that are historical or unique. More often than not, I usually don’t purchase anything but rather I just like to observe the range of books sold and what kind of shoppers it draws in. In an excessively digital world, it can be cathartic to flip through century-old books and appreciate the leisurely yet thoughtful process of picking out a book to read. Continue reading