I visited terracebooks yesterday, the sister store to communitybookstore. I bought one book but spent a lot of time browsing because I was actually listening to this little girl’s conversation with her mom, discussing why she didn’t like certain stories, which books her mom should buy for her, and when they’ll get to come back because “I’d like to stay here forever.”
They’re coming back on Tuesday because they need to pick up their copy of The Velveteen Rabbit that they ordered for the son. I realize this is incredibly creepy, but the family’s visit was just too sweet for me to not record.
This is why we do it. That, and the chalkboard art.