I love secondhand bookstores. I bought a large volume of my book collection from shops like Booksale back when I was still studying in Ateneo since, just like a typical college student, I had limited resources to spend on luxuries like books. And I wanted – no, NEEDED – to read lots of books.
Recently, I considered having our engagement session shot in two locations. Two because they each have to represent an aspect of our personalities. And I chose a vintage secondhand bookstore for mine. I was anxious if I could find one around Chris’ area but, thanks to Google, I stumbled on this:
53 N. Main St.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Isn’t it charming? It’s a barn converted into a secondhand bookstore. I can just see myself spending hours inside, searching for treasures. 🙂 I’ll have some books for the bookshelves I’m planning to buy since I’m taking very few with me. Who cares about silly decorations and dust-attracting figurines when one has books all over the place? Maybe if I buy enough books I can ask permission from the owner and disturb her peace and quiet to lug a photographer and my fiance inside (and outside) for a couple of hours. Heck, it’s free advertising!
It makes me feel (just slightly) less sad about moving. One is never alone with books for company.
I wonder what Chris will pick for the second location. Hmm.