I have to admit that I’m kind of happy to be leaving the Northeast, if only for this brief stop in the South. The South produces great literature, right? I’m ready to find out — beginning with Georgia.
Usually, when moving to a new state, I check out a map, look for a place that seems geographically interesting, and go from there. I’m not necessarily interested in the biggest city in that state — I’m looking for a place with character. For Georgia, someone recommended Savannah to me, selling it as a beautiful spot, so I start by researching independent bookstores there. At first, I’m draw to a bookstore that looks like it’s in an historic part of town, but when I start reading the Yelp reviews, more than one person remarks about the poor customer service, so I move along. Now I find The Book Lady Bookstore http://www.thebookladybookstore.com/ which, according to its website has been around since 1978, is in a hundred year old building and is jam-packed with books. Their About page tells me that they have a knowledgeable (opinionated!) staff. Perfect. I make the call. [Read more…] about Southern Hospitality