July 15, 2008

New hunting grounds

A new store selling used books recently opened just two blocks away from our house. My husband and I went on opening day and this scene is what greeted us. It's name is Bookay-ukay, a play on the words 'book' and 'ukay-ukay'—our word for second-hand goods (mostly used in reference to clothes). I hope the shop lasts and that they get a wider selection of books, but more than anything, I hope they get some shelves—my poor body could hardly bear all the squatting and bending I had to put it through that afternoon. Though Bookay-ukay may be more convenient, I doubt if it'll replace our favorite used-book store, Books for Less—see its exterior here and its storeroom here.

Bookay-ukay

11 comments:

Boise Diva said...

Hi Hilda - if the store doesn't have shelves, maybe bring a small stool or chair. I bet there are some treasures to find, although it may take a lot of digging.

ken mac said...

i love used book stores. But yea, where are the shelves? That is funny! Though not for your back...

Rambling Round said...

Looks like a great place to browse all day.

melanie said...

Chez nous il y a des "foires aux livres" de ce type. Qui servent à récolter de l'argent pour Amnesty International. On y trouve parfois des livres intéressants.

Layrayski said...

Looks like a place I could enjoy!

Kumpulan Terbuang said...

is it second hand book, difficult to find such as that ground in my city..

magiceye said...

these stores are a real treasure chest! worth the aches one has to go thru!

babooshka said...

This looks like my kind of place. I could happily spend hours rumaging through those piles on the floor. I ofte find charity shops have the best books. I am discovering Manilla through your eyes and interesting place it is.

Ming the Merciless said...

They should also open a small coffee stand inside the store. :-)

Books & coffee go very nicely together.

Jilly said...

Can't resist book stores. This looks like fun except for the lack of shelves. I like Ming's comment. Coffee and books do go well together. Browse and sip a coffee.

Neva said...

I am so with you on this one...no noise for me while I am reading! I work in a Library and kids these days miss that whole concept of quiet!