January 17th, 2019
Artio's Books in Auburn Maine closing its doors soon. It's worth a visit for the 75%-off books and to walk through the space--it's like stepping into a Dickens' novel, with stacks of old books crammed in every which way, an eccentric proprietor, and even a brisk little dog that barks at you until you give him a treat (he's considered the doorbell). There are still thousands of books left, including current titles, and probably headed for the dumpster if they don't find a home.
Used books shops like Artio's provide resources for readers to explore and try new things, and maybe inspire new interest in an author we didn't know about before. I was able to stock up on odd non-fiction for possible future research and assorted other finds, including a few books that I might not have have come across or if I hadn't seen them here.
If you are in the area, it's worth a visit! For more information, please see the Facebook link by clicking on Artio's Books at the beginning of this post.
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