More Pride Month Books

This list was put out by one of my local Independent bookstores. 

The bookshop has author talks and emails for book recommendations.  I enjoy popping my head in there, too, just to see what is coming up.  There is always a variety of things going on.  This list was part of the current email.

Many of these book look wonderful, and I am adding this list to my earlier list LGBTQ list for kids – Pride month.

As always, I am going to try to read them all, eventually.


More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, by Jen Campbell

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a little fluff book, and I did enjoy reading it. I enjoyed the little anecdotes from the bookstores, but some of them were repeated from the author’s previous book. I flew through the book, and was disappointed when I realized I left it at work on the day that I was supposed to be finishing it at home.

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More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores, by Jen Campbell

This was a cute book of things that were said in various bookstores. I can totally relate to the stupid comments and questions. Working with people, you never know what’s going to be said or done. I am glad to know that it happens in every industry.

The second book in the series isn’t available at the library, so I will have to get my hands on it another way. I look forward to reading that, too!


NeverMore Books


(NeverMore books) is a linked article about an Edgar Allan Poe Themed Bookstore in South Carolina.  I love the idea of a themed bookstore.    I can only hope the selection is as good as the decorations.


This Delightful Edgar Allan Poe Themed Bookstore In South Carolina Is A Book Nerd’s Dream

Every book nerd dreams of one day walking into a book utopia, where the collection of books is carefully curated and perfectly grouped into genres that suit a variety of eclectic tastes. At the following bookstore in South Carolina, the delightful collection of new and used books is also displayed among vintage posters, vinyls, and Poe-inspired decor befitting of a book shop called NeverMore Books.

A destination book shop with all the elements of a place you’ll want to return to again and again, NeverMore Books is located in historic Beaufort and open six days a week. The hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn more on the official website and follow their Facebook page here!


City lights bookstore

(City lights) bookstore is one of the most well-known bookstores in my area. It’s way down near where Chinatown meets North Beach, and getting to it is difficult, unless you’re going by public transportation and walking.

Last week, I had time to go check it out, as part of my ongoing (independent bookstore crawl).

When you get to the front door, there is a sign stating that you can read there 14 hours a day.  Grab a book and read.  I looked around the store.  Every bit of space is used to hold books.  Even going down the stairs, there are books on either side.  There weren’t very many places to sit and read, even though the store encouraged it.

Downstairs holds a lot of books.  Non Fiction, travel, fantasy, etc, etc.  Every shelf has a different theme or genre.

The main floor holds the cash register, and a very helpful employee.  When I had finished browsing, I went to him to find the book I needed for an upcoming bookclub read.  It was right where I was looking, but at knee level.  He found it in about two seconds.

Going up a couple of stairs brings you to the fiction area.  It’s almost overwhelming to look at all of the titles.  Upstairs is poetry.  I didn’t make it up there, since I only had a half hour on the meter.

I would go back again to browse when I have more time on the meter, or when I am on public transportation.  It was wonderful to be surrounded by all of those books.