Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Salon- Portlandia!

No, not that one, the one in Maine.

Yesterday my husband and I took a drive up north to visit Portland, Maine. A new bookstore opened up- Sherman's Books & Stationery had a grand opening of its new branch on Exchange Street, right in the middle of the shopping heart of the city.

It's a neat store with a great selection of books and gifts. Of course you have to love the chalk signs.
I bought Deathless, by Catherynne Valente, which I've been meaning to buy for ages.

From there we wandered around the city some more-it's been ages since I've been up there- and visited some comic book shops and used bookstores. Jeff got to play a round on a Doctor Who pinball machine, and I came away with a beat up $1 copy of Gone with the Wind for my crafts.

After that we drove back south and headed to Ogunquit, a very lively spot on the coast, for lunch on the beach. I even dipped my toes in the (freezing!) water! So now I can say I've been to the beach this year.

All in all it was a great day! We had perfect weather, visited a new bookstore, chatted with book pals and ate a lobster roll. Can't do much better than that!


bermudaonion said...

That sounds like so much fun!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I can't think of a more perfect day, personally. It looks beautiful!

JoAnn said...

That's my idea of a perfect day, too! I love Maine.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

My son and his wife were in Ogunquit from Thurs-Sat this week. I love it there as well as Portland.