Thursday, April 23, 2020

It's Important to support Independent booksellers! Part of My Powell's Book Order Mircro Shelters

Times are tough for all right now, and for small independent book stores, many are facing the real possibilities of not being able to reopen. Years ago I was introduced to the magical world of Powell's Books, a store in Oregon that is an experience and pilgrimage every book lover should have a chance to visit. I saw a call to help save Powell's books and knew that even a small order would truly help this amazing independent book store. One of the books I ordered is Mirco Shelters. I have long loved the idea of down sizing and having a tiny house, truth be told, my interest began with the idea of building a tiny community complete with a tiny tea shop. Having had so much time on my hands I binge watched all of tiny house nation and made a list of books I would like to read. Mirco Shelters was on that list, and I put it along with 4 other books on to my shopping list.
 I read through the book last night and was so inspired. The ideas, fresh in my mind and a great future project for one day I hope. I have three other books to go through and share with you in the coming days, I got a very eclectic mix, trying to support a most treasured book store.
If you can, please consider supporting your local independent book store.
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  1. I love Powell's! I have only been once, when we stayed in downtown Portland. It was one located on a corner and was HUGE. So many up and down stairs everywhere and nooks & crannies. I was smitten with that place. I've been obsessed with tiny houses for years and it's the only reason I go to the annual home show downtown because they usually have a few set up to walk through.

    1. Wouldn't be amazing to build and live in them? I would need two though, one for my tea store and teacups, and one to live in. It is fun to dream.