|Bookman's Alley exterior|
Like most bookstores, Bookman's Alley is organized by subject, with worn seating scattered throughout many of the cozy, compartmentalized sections. i even found a tiny room in the back partitioned from the rest and stocked with oversized books.
Displayed among the books and hanging from above was a variety of bric-a-brac, ranging from a stuffed toy frog and other creatures to this beautiful printing press. Just checking out the décor would take hours. Asthmatics: You can't escape the unmistakeable scent of used books.
|Choosing vintage postcards|
While I was waiting to check out, a young couple introduced themselves to the proprietor, who admitted he didn't recall them. The man finally asked if he remembered their parents, whom he named. The old man lit up with recognition. Yes, of course he knew them. It sounded like this young couple had been united in matrimony at Bookman's Alley a few years before — what a marvelous idea!