I didn’t get a photo of another book store that we went to in Scottsdale, but in our wandering the streets of Old Scottsdale we spotted a big sign which directed us to Guidon Books, a few blocks away. They had recently moved so we emerged from the shade, crossed several very wide streets and walked several blocks. It was hot. The heat was just shimmering up off the pavement in mid-afternoon. But Guidon Books was well worth the trek – for me at least. I don’t think the rest of the family was quite so interested. I found some Civil War replica postcards which I quite liked – and I found a book on tapestry weaving. And a brochure about the Arizona History Convention to be held very soon – too late to attend this year but the list of papers to be given looks very interesting. Next year, 2012, will be Arizona’s centenary. It is just amazing to me that Arizona only became a state, the 48th, 100 years ago, the year my mother was born. I feel a part of living history!
Guidon Books – they have moved a few blocks to a nicely shaded building, many interconnecting rooms, but we only browsed the Civil War area. Further afield, I think, were the Western Americana books that I really wanted to see. Hope there will be a next time. This was really just a reconnaissance.