Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where Can I Find the Nora Roberts's Novels?

Cathy, a new LibraryThing and Blogger friend, has a unique and inventive book blog called Kittling: Books. She is also a neighbor of mine if, in a metro area of 3½ to 4 million people, she can be considered a neighbor. All I know is that we share the same heat and the same mystery bookstore, the The Poisoned Pen, one of the best of its kind in the country.

And speaking of bookstores, Cathy found a site that shows some of the Most Interesting Bookstores of the World—including three shots of the truly famous Shakespeare and Co in Paris.

"Did you find Nora Roberts?"

For some odd reason an NYC Borders store at Columbus Circle is included, but it doesn't show any books. That's pretty typical for Borders since they haven't had a book I wanted in stock the last four or five times out, so I no longer shop there for books they don't have. [Conclusion of rant.]

So which bookstore do I like the best? The one in Calcutta; I'm betting that the proprietor knows every book he has in those stacks. Perhaps he has the books I wanted from Bord . . . oops.


Meg said...

I almost had a heart attack when I read your title. I thought maybe you changed your mind about the queen of smut.

What a fabulous list! I want to go to all of them. Unfortunately, all I've been able to find around here are Barnes and Borders. My husband and I were just talking about taking a trip to New York sometime to check out some bookstores and libraries there.

Charlie said...

Yes, you and Mom know about me and Nora, don'tcha. I figure Mom'll be around when she sees the title too.

And do go to NYC if you can. Lots of little bookstores, and don't miss the Library!

Cathy said...

I think I'm going to go with El Ateneo in Buenos Aires.

Thanks for mentioning me in this post. I thought you might like to know that I have a "tour post" of the Poisoned Pen coming up tomorrow. :)

Charlie said...

Your blog deserves a callout. And I'm looking forward to your tour.

Mary Witzl said...

That book shop looks great. You can't compare a place like that to one of the big, impersonal places that seem to have sprung up everywhere, replacing all the little shops that had such charm and appeal. And those guys lounging in front look so...French. Probably because I already know this is in Paris...

Charlie said...

MARY: When Shakespeare & Co was founded by Sylvia Beach all the books were in English. It became a hangout for the likes of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Stein, as well as James Joyce.

I'm not sure if the new owner continued the tradition of English-only books.