Come sit upon the Seat of Knowledge!

photography by susan sheldon nolen of a bench made out of books!

I was out in the Wilds of Washington, ( no Starbucks in sight) when I found this little second hand bookshop with the Mad Hatter just about to do a walk about.  I love second hand bookshops, there is something magical about reading a book someone else has loved. The shop is owned by an older couple with a wonderful sense of amazement. Books are never rubbish! To prove the point, the gentleman created this unique place to sit. So come enjoy the second hand books and sit upon the seat of knowledge! You never know where you’ll come across some magic!

photograph of the magical mad hatter by susan sheldon nolen

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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11 Responses to Come sit upon the Seat of Knowledge!

  1. Where is that? It looks like Duvall based on the door. I’d love to visit.

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    That bench is fantastic. Are those really books or did he just make it to look that way?

  3. Tom Merriman says:

    I love old bookshops, Susan… they have a ‘feel’ to them all of their own. I never used to have the same experience in libraries, however, where I always felt I needed to get out. I shall have to revisit to see if it’s the same now. Now your bookshop there looks very interesting!

    • I used to love the reading rooms of the British Library before they moved it to St Pancs. I remember all sorts of little bookshops along the way! Good fun and long arms from carrying home bags of books!

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