Monday, July 23, 2012

Where in the World Are You Reading: Local Bookstore

A bunch of my favorite bloggers (Trish, Kelly and Lisa) have started a new fun monthly bookish meme called Where in the World Are You Reading? How could I not participate!?? Please click here for the main details.

This month's theme is: your local bookstore. Sadly, the only real local bookstore I have now that Borders is gone, is Barnes and Noble. While they are fine for an emergency, I don't often go there for my bookish needs. They do have some fun author events though, which I will support when I can.

However, a few miles away in Salt Lake, there is a very cool local bookstore called The King's English. I'm often wishing this store was a little bit closer to me because they have non-stop author events that I'd love to go to more often! As it is, I manage to go to maybe two or three a year.

This store is situated in what used to be a house, I think, so the store wanders in and out of many little rooms, each devoted to a different genre. A few years after opening, they bought out the part of the building next to them and expanded their kids and YA sections. It's a very quaint and cozy space.

The owner, Betsy Burton, has written a book about her story, which I've read and found fascinating! As a bonus, each chapter ends with a book list that pertains in part to that chapter. I love it.

What do you love about your local bookstore? Write up a post and participate! Come here to link up.

Next month's prompt: Library.


  1. I love The King's English! It's such a fun bookstore. I picked up Burton's book while I was there a couple of years ago and haven't read it yet. I need to get on that ASAP. Thanks for the reminder :)

  2. Oh, that book sounds awesome!! And the bookstore looks wonderful.

  3. Yep, I LOVE it too! As a matter of fact my husband and I have a date there this Thursday! We will rendezvous in the mystery loft!

    I am voting for The Poisoned Pen and Changing Hands over here in my neck of the southwest.

    Be Safe!

  4. I love the idea of a bookstore in a house! If I ever opened a bookstore (and would I ever love to!), I think this would be a great way to go.

  5. I wish we had a King's English closer.

  6. I love this! My great aunt had a house in the Avenues (in Salt Lake) before she passed away and she had little rooms like this filled with books. I'll have to make sure that I visit next time I visit. I'm always jealous of Salt Lake's bookishness. The bookstore we always visit is the Deseret maybe in Murray? Or on the border of Sandy? Too lazy to look up the cross-streets. I go every visit because it has the quilting department upstairs. ;)

  7. How cool! A bookstore in a converted house sounds lovely. And I really like the name too - clever.


  8. I love The King's English. I need to get there more too.

  9. Oh, it's so cute! I love it! ^_^

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  10. This place looks lovely! This is such a great way to learn more about bookstores around the world.

  11. I read that book years ago and have wanted to visit the bookstore ever since! You photos make is look so homey.

  12. I LOVE this bookstore! It is within walking distance of our house, which is sometimes not a good thing if you know what I mean! I didn't know about Betsy Burton's book looks very interesting! Have you been to Weller Book Works in Trolley Square? I went for the first time a couple weeks ago, and it was really cool...a nice mix of used and new.



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