This past Saturday when I stopped by, the sunny spring weather kept most of the usual patrons away for the morning, so I practically had the entire space to myself. I happily strolled from room to room for a couple of hours, looking for favorite authors and keeping an eye out for any of my own published works (I've yet to find any there!)
The thing about book people is the bond we all share - the love of a good story. There was one one other customer sorting through the shelves and piles last Saturday, and we eventually got to talking. I learned that she loves sweet Hallmark movies and wholesome fiction - it was the perfect lead-in to tell her about the Harlequin Heartwarming line and its tender romances. Next time I head to the sale, I'm going to tuck a copy of Gentle Persuasion and The Paris Connection into my book bag so I can pass them along to her.
Because that's what we bookish people do. We share the stories that touch us, and we're passionate about the characters we connect with. When we meet another book-lover, we can't resist telling them about the books we've read, knowing that somehow, we've found a kindred spirit who might understand. That's how we re-live those stories - by passing them along.
And knowing how she loves animals, I'm sure she'll enjoy this story. So once I've read Katie's Rescue, I'll be passing it along to her.
Because that's what book people do.