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Rare books, cats, and my loosened purse strings at Atlanta Vintage Books.

Hiya nerds!

I’m in Atlanta for a month-long vacation (my sister just had a baby here!) and we went down to an independent bookstore, Atlanta Vintage Books yesterday. And I have to say, they had me at the sign in front of the bookstore.

Me

Be still, my heart!

2001

I’ve been to a lot of bookstores (obviously) but this one is by far my favorite. Atlanta Vintage Books is not like your local big box bookstore, with neatly arranged shelves and books in pristine conditions. This is a cozy store, with stacks of books loosely categorized into several shelves. And it smells brilliant and homey!

This neighborhood bookstore has popular books like Cinder and also a lot of obscure titles you never knew you wanted. You can stroll through the store for as long as you like and also settle down to read a few paragraphs in the comfy chairs they have spread throughout the store. The store’s basement has more books and ‘zines at throwaway prices! (Paperbacks for $2 and hardcovers for $4 yesterday.)

Oh and they have cats! Tell me, isn’t this the perfect bookstore for a book nerd?

Cats!

My sister was going to buy me a book for my birthday here and I ended up making her buy me four. xD

Books bought

Books hauled:

  1. Anne of Green Gables (Volumes 1, 2, and 3) by L. M. Montgomery
  2. The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

While I ended up buying mostly famous books, the store has a lot of rare books. The books are also reasonably priced.

In all, Atlanta Vintage Books is a comfy, cat-filled gem of a bookstore that is probably even more brilliant on a rainy day. I can’t wait to visit this place again!

 

Shruti

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41 thoughts on “Rare books, cats, and my loosened purse strings at Atlanta Vintage Books.

  1. What a fabulous place, Shruti – thank you for the pics which really gave a flavour of the bookstore. As for your selection – I haven’t read The Pleasures of the Damned, but I’ve read all the others and they are all wonderful books:). Have a lovely time with them!

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  2. Okay: I so so so SOO want to visit this bookstore!!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
    It looks like what heaven would be (for me at least)!!
    Hope you enjoy the bookstore and those books (I LOVE Emma; I can safely say it’s my 2nd fav book!!)๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

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        1. Right?! I just have Emma and Mansfield Park left to read of her works.

          Oh oh and read Lady Susan too if you find time. It’s small and its writing style is just brilliant! It doesn’t have proseโ€”it’s just letters exchanged between all the characters in the story. The letters tell you the story. ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. I LOVE going to new bookstores on trips!! I’m taking a road trip to a bunch of cities I’ve never seen before next month, and I’m so excited to see new stores.

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