The Great American (Bookstore) Road Trip

Hello to all you Algonquinites, and welcome to the best type of road trip in America—a bookstore road trip.

RoadTripIntro1My name is David Bradley, former Algonquin intern, bookophile, and blogger. And now I’m taking the coolest road trip this side of the Mississippi. And the other side of the Mississippi, too. I’m crossing the country to see the sights, meet the people, and, most important, visit as many great  bookstores as possible. I had 33 on my initial list and have already added a few more.

Other than books, I also enjoy planning camping trips that eventually get rained out, using beautiful calligraphy pens to write in an ugly, cramped style, and having obnoxiously long monkey-arms. But I’m a little bit shy so I won’t be talking about myself much more than that.

RoadTripIntro2 Instead, I’ll be talking about the bookstores I visit and my dear companion, Lucky the Leprechaun. Gifted to an Algonquin employee as a gag Christmas present, Lucky has survived countless attempts of abandonment (and one lost foot) and holds a dear place in the hearts of the Algonquin staff. His perseverance is finally being rewarded, as this equality-loving leprechaun is getting a chance to stretch his stiff legs and see what books are like in the rest of the country.

So, put on your booking hats and join us for a serious summer journey!

4 Comments On This Post:

June 20, 2013
6:02 pm
Patrick says...

I hope you’ll have a chance to stop by our modest store in Clarksburg, MD. We have 2 wonderful parks less than a half mile from the store, if you want to do some camping during your tour!

June 20, 2013
7:11 pm
Valerie Motuz says...

Awesome, can’t wait!!!

June 21, 2013
12:11 am
Arvin says...

THIS-IS-AWESOME! Lucky you! If you’re willing to get lost in the rocky mountains- you are most welcome to our bookstore, Townie Books in Crested Butte, Colorado.

June 28, 2013
9:36 am
Sara Mishamandani says...

I’m LOVING the posts so far! What an exciting trip!

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