After almost five years, I still love living in Melbourne. As I mentioned recently, one of the things I like most about Melbs is that there are many little independent shops, from clothing boutiques to cheeseries (coined!) to this little gem, a second hand book shop.
Nestled in an old Victorian house on Scotchmer Street, this store sells many pre-loved tomes, including a large number of vintage children's books. The house has retained its' maize-like floor plan, and there is room after room of books. Around each corner is another little nook filled from floor to ceiling with shelves of my paper friends. My favourite bit is the tiny room tucked away under the stairs, filled with beautiful illustrated children's books – a comfortable little hide-away complete with Beatrix Potter prints and a little seat.
I popped in today and, having finally found the courage to ask permission to take pictures (which turned out to be very easy, as the owner is very friendly and even took a picture of me when I asked) I snapped away. I am also now the owner of a cute little paper back of Puss in Boots. Having read Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5 last week, I need some textual fluff in my life. Purrfect! Ahem.