Tuesday, March 23, 2021



A Celebration of Independent Booksellers
by Stuart Husband 
Photography by Horst A. Friedrichs
Prestel, $45.00
April 2021
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

This book is wonderful. It took me back to years of enjoyment while perusing bookstores. I was introduced to libraries and local bookstores as a young girl. My children were also introduced early on.

Books have been a huge part of my life although I haven’t found one that takes the place of the local bookstores of my younger days. I’m not sure there will ever be that closeness amongst store owners and clients again. I see that in the bookstores shared here. 

I have met so many wonderful and interesting people while browsing the shelves of bookstores. I love the smell of books, old and new. Online reading cannot possibly take the place of a book in my hands. It is a relationship I refuse to separate myself from.

Bookstores: A Celebration of Independent Booksellers, written by Stuart Husband and photographed by Horst A. Friedrichs, takes me back to the days of the local bookstores I mentioned. I have never seen so much personality, imagination, and dedication to bookstores as are shared in this book. 

If you love to read, you cannot pass up this beautiful book. I hope that you will treasure every page of this book.

Below are several images of the many color photographs included in this book. ENJOY!

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