Revisiting a previous post sharing one of our favorite places. Sadly, the last time we passed by, the bookstore had permanently closed.
This was our all-time favorite bookstore in Old Town Manassas, not only for the great selection of books they stocked, but for all the wonderful knickknacks filling every corner.The building is very old and has so much character, from the ceiling tiles to the lighting fixtures, and the tiny rooms that were filled floor to ceiling with yet even more books.
"Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble."
~From Shakespeare's MacBeth~"I would like, if I may, to take you on a very strange journey."
~The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show~"Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see."
"The witches fly across the sky, the owls go, Who? Who? Who? Scary Halloween to you!"
~Nina Willis Walter~"Don't make me flip my witch stick."
"The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun."
~Midgard Morningstar~"Please park your broom at the door."
~Author Unknown~"Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween.""
~William Shakespeare, MacBeth~"From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!"
"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown."
~Lucy Van Pelt~We will be sharing candy tonight. Because of the Pandemic most people in our neighborhood will be filling a container and leaving it outside on their front step. The children can help themselves and hopefully take only one piece so that others will be able to have their fair share. That's what we will do. Hopefully we won't run out.
If you are celebrating Halloween, please have a happy and safe one, and thanks for stopping by.
What a sadness that the bookstore has closed.ReplyDelete
Happy Halloween to all those who celebrate.
Thank you EC :) We were very sad. It has been our go-to place ever since we moved here almost 30 years ago.Delete
So much to see in this book shop. Very sad that it had to close. Be giving us a report on how many Trick-Or-Treaters you got. You may not know though, since you won't be opening the door. This is a good plan!!ReplyDelete
Absolutely zero Ginny. Sadly, no sweet little princesses and pirates came to the door because of the rain. Not sure if there would have been any anyhow with everything as it is. I'm looking forward to coming over to see who had trick-o-treaters last night :)Delete
That's such a pity the book shop isn't open any more.ReplyDelete
Like the photos, they are interesting as always.
Enjoy your evening.
A great pity, thank you Margaret, same to you :)Delete
Thank you Rue :) I thought so also.Delete
Happy Halloween but far less celebrating and festivities this year and sorry to read about the book store closing. It looks like it was a wonderful place to visit. Your quotes were very appropriate too, Denise.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dorothy :) glad you enjoyed.Delete
Happy Halloween Denise. Love the book store post and photos. We have not had trick-or-treaters in years, we live in a rural area. Take care, happy weekend!
Thank you Eileen, and how lovely you live out in a rural area. You take care and enjoy your week :)Delete
I love this book store and all the things inside of it and the rows and rows of books and that light fixture and the ceiling is amazing. Is very sad to me that it's closed and I know that I am a part of why book stores are closed because all I use is my Kindle. That in the pandemic has taken all these beautiful little stores away.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sandra :) it really was a lovely book store. I still miss it.Delete
That book store looks like my kind of place, so sad it closed. I've noticed book stores and privately owned thrift shops have gone out of business around here during the pandemic too. Have a safe and happy Halloween!ReplyDelete
Hi Martha, and thank you :) It's very sad about the shops closing. I remember thinking that when all the new supermarkets started opening up years and years ago. We saw many mom and pop shops close :(Delete
Library was nicely decked out. Great idea for the treats.ReplyDelete
Thank you Gigi :)Delete
What a perfect collection for the special season we are in and so wrong such a bookstore was shutdown. Hope they can revive in another building one day. This is the first Halloween in decades we will not be giving out treats, although your idea is a very good and wise alternative!ReplyDelete
I hope so too Penelope, thank you :) As it turned out we didn't need any treats.Delete
Thank you Denise for this carefully crafted pleasure!ReplyDelete
You are so very welcome Cloudia :)Delete
Happy Halloween! It's nice that you can leave candy out for trick or treaters!ReplyDelete
Well, we tried :) Thank you Ellen!Delete
What a great bookstore, so sad. Happy Halloween anyway.ReplyDelete
Thank you Christine, you too :)Delete
Niezwykłe miejsce pełne niezwykłych książek i bibelotów .ReplyDelete
Piękne fotografie. Miłego dnia:)
Dziękuję bardzo :) Życzę również miłego dnia i życzę udanego tygodnia!Delete
So sadly it's a tough time for book stores. I've been patronizing my favorite indie book stores and did some early holiday shopping. Great pictures!ReplyDelete
So sad I agree. We went to several book stores over the years but one by one they all disappeared. Thanks for visiting Buttercup :)Delete
How sad, but you have memories and pics.ReplyDelete
Hi BB, so many :) and thank you! Happy November to you also.Delete
Lovely Halloween post.ReplyDelete
Happy November Wishes.
All the best Jan
Thank you Jan, all the best and Happy Everything :)Delete
great collection of bookstore, unfortunately closed due to Covid 19.ReplyDelete
# Stay safe, healthy and virus free
Thanks Tanza, and yes isn't that true? Thank you, I wish you the same :)Delete
hope you had a spooky good timeReplyDelete
A very quiet time for us. Thank you Carol :)Delete
I can be bribed with chocolate too. I do love Edgar Allen Poe. I'm sorry I wasn't able to visit this post yesterday. It's so Halloween perfect. We didn't have trick or treaters either.ReplyDelete
Ah chocolates! I do like my chocolate but sadly it gives me headaches so I don't eat it but rarely :) I hope you had a Happy Halloween Kay, as quiet as it was, for us too.Delete
How sad it has closed down, I love book shops. Halloween does not exist around us, and even if it did normally, it would not have this year! Cheers DianeReplyDelete
So do I Diane, I used to love browsing through them and treating myself occasionally. Lovely places to spend some time. People were getting very inventive here for Halloween while social distancing. I saw plastic tubes all painted up and people from the second floor had it angled enough for the candy to slide down :) I missed seeing the little trick o' treaters this year in their fun costumes.Delete