Before moving here a couple of years ago, one of the last things I expected to find was a used bookstore, let alone a really good used bookstore. I just didn't associate rural Tennessee with books.
To my knowledge, The Book Cellar also happens to be the only used bookstore anywhere near me, so I guess it's a good thing that's worth visiting on a semi regular basis. For lovers of variety, not only do they have a great selection of books, but they also carry magazines, CD's, DVD's, and my personal favorite, videos.
I've mentioned before that if I go somewhere that has VHS tapes, that is the section I will head to first 99% of the time. What I haven't mentioned before, is that I am also willing to travel fairly long distances just to go to a place that still has videos for sale, in fact I will be doing just that sometime in the next couple of weeks. Thankfully, I only have to drive about 1/2 an hour to get to the bookstore though.
At this point in my life, I really don't know if there is anything I enjoy more than searching through shelves/stacks of videos. I find it both, fun and relaxing. In a way, it also sort of feels like a form of time travel as well, taking me back to a time when VHS was king -- which in my mind, was a better time.
Since I have probably more books to read currently than I'll ever be able to get to, my sole purpose for going to the bookstore is almost always videos. At any given time they have around 200 or so to look through, so trying to go every other month usually ensures that, even with the sometimes slow turnover, I won't walk away empty-handed.
In case anyone hasn't figured it out yet, the posts in this series will more often than not, be VHS oriented. And just in case the one person reading ever sees something of interest, I will include not only the front of the box, but also the synopsis on the back as well.
So without further ado, let's see how well I did during last week's visit, in which I went hoping to find some stuff for the Halloween season:
And for an unexpected bonus:
They ended up being pretty bad, mostly old books on economics and other assorted snoozers. One of the boxes had just had a few loose videos added to it, unfortunately it was just a couple of 5-minute buns type titles. Underneath those though, was this loose Road To Bali DVD. I have seen all the Road to... movies, but didn't own any of them, so this was kind of neat to find for free. All in all, I considered this to be a very successful outing.
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