However, it is a whole city block of a bookstore, with more than one floor devoted to books. And . . . there are two other nearby satellite stores for their technical books, and their home and gardening books, because there isn't enough room in their main store for those too.
They give out free maps at the entrance. Maps, kind of like at Ikea, but bigger, better, and leading to rooms filled with books . . . the greatest treasure of all. Who needs a new couch? Books are better. (ok, now you know why my husband doesn't take me there all that often)
Just to give you an idea of the size, this is a picture of just one room - the rose room:
There are over one million books . . . just at the main store. And I get to go there today, and browse . . . and buy responsible homeschooling books, and then . . . maybe a few fun ones.
We already have books pouring off the bookshelves at home, so I really shouldn't buy too much . . .and someday we might want to buy a couch that hasn't been clawed to pieces by our cat.
Of course, I'm doing this hard work today to become a better writer . . .to inspire myself to write more . . . to . . . oh, I'll be honest, to just indulge in my love of books.
Some women love shoes, I love books. Some women love clothes, I love books. Some women love beautiful artwork and furniture, I love books. Really. I would rather shop for books than anything thing else in the world.
And we get to visit our neice too, and see Portland, and maybe I could call a cousin of mine who lives there too . . . so maybe, it won't all be about books today . . . maybe.