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Moving On – My Book Collection March 31, 2011

Filed under: Bicycling,Book stores,Books — Janet @ 3:48 am

Today I had a nice bike ride (sort of in the rain) over to the Couth Buzzard in Greenwood.  Uphill a fair bit of the way but nothing drastic if you choose your route carefully.

  this is the bookstore

I took several books – 8-10 – in the bicycle pannier.  Exchanged them all for credit.  And then found a few different ones to bring home.  Net change in my book collection – probably about minus 5.  This is a slow process!!  But an enjoyable one – and I also had a good cup of coffee as I browsed the book shelves.

On my ride home, I came to the top of one hill and wondered if I was in a different country.  Maybe back in Bhutan.  A weird feeling.

  a monastery with prayer flags flying – the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

p.s. as a matter of curiousity I have just checked out google maps – by their route the bicycle ride to get there should have taken 11 minutes, a distance of 1.5 miles.  Coming back google estimates 8 minutes.  That’s mostly downhill.  I don’t think google stops at intersections or stops to smell the roses.  It took me considerably longer each way.  By car, google allows 5 minutes each way.


3 Responses to “Moving On – My Book Collection”

  1. Dawn in NL Says:

    I am curious as to how much you get for your books in these stores. Here in the Netherlands, I am offered maximum 1 euro per book, and I have to have ID with me in case the books are stolen! As I remarked, it is hardly worth stealing for one euro! Never again. Once I have read a book and I don’t want to keep it or pass it on to my mother, I give it to a charity shop.

  2. Leigh Says:

    I would love to have a bookstore like that around here. I have to mention that I haven’t found google maps to be terribly accurate either, though I’ve never asked for cycling directions. I suspect the computer calculates it all!

  3. Janet Says:

    Reblogged this on Janet’s thread and commented:

    Recently (March 2016) there was huge gas explosion near the Buzzard – I haven’t managed to view any damage yet. There was a long line of traffic the other day when Susan and I tried to drive by.

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