Monday, April 09, 2012
Taylor Books - Charleston, West Virginia
Now that we live in a town without a bookstore, we crave visits to one even more, so as we set off south for a spring break trip, we pulled off the highway in Charleston, West Virginia to check out Taylor Books. Thanks to the IndieBound app on my phone, I can search for cool independent bookstore while on the road and this one has a website that describes it this way - "Located on Capitol Street in beautiful downtown Charleston, WV, Taylor Books is an independent bookstore, coffee shop, cafe, and art gallery. Opened by Ann Saville in 1995, Taylor Books has become a landmark and must-visit destination. We invite you to take advantage of our broad selection of books and wide variety of hard-to-find magazines." We found the store easily on a brick street full of other inviting bakeries, shops and galleries. The bookstore includes a large gallery space with local artists' work displayed. Since I can't leave an independent bookstore without making a supportive purchase, I bought a copy of The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir by Alice Walker.