Buying picture books—a most happy thing.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I want simply to say how happy it made me to push away from the desk and go to a bookstore just now, to spend time in the picture book section, to see what is new in paperback, to discover that there were but two parking places because everyone cool was shopping for books.

Two books were purchased, gifts for a little boy.  Many books were desired.

December is here.

8 comments:

Becca said...

I'm having the best time looking at (and buying!) picture books. It's a delight.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

A book picture book we love (that is unfortunately now out of print) is Underground Train by Mary Quattlebaum. It's about DC's Metro and was fabulous to have in our house during our Northern Virginia days.

patti.mallett_pp said...

Book shopping is the best!! I love giving books as gifts.

Book Dragon said...

you said picture books and I immediately thought of books for children but Caroline's comment has me rethinking that.

My last children's picture book was The Artist Who painted a Blue Horse.

My last photography book: nudes
(that one's not on display)... ;)

Patty said...

I know exactly what you mean...there is delight and joy in a book with pictures...

Lilian Nattel said...

I love picture books and both my kids still do even at 10 and 13.

Serena said...

I'm having a grand old time in the bookstores these days....buying for most everyone on my list. I have bought the little one a couple already...but there are so many good ones.

btw, congrats (Publisher's weekly):

"Philomel Re-Ups Kephart

National Book Award finalist Beth Kephart signed with Philomel’s Tamra Tuller in a two-book deal brokered by Amy Rennert at the Amy Rennert Agency. Both titles will be YA novels and will follow Kephart’s Small Damages, about a Spanish teenager dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, which Philomel is publishing in July 2012. The books in the new deal are currently untitled, and the first work is about a teenage graffiti artist in Berlin during the 1980s. Kephart has written over a dozen YA titles—her latest, You Are My Only, was published by Egmont in October."

The1stdaughter said...

Oh! Now I'm dying to know which ones you picked. Picture book shopping is my favorite kind of shopping. :o)

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