Wednesday, September 17, 2008


We came, we saw and we had a terrific time. The Book Barn in Niantic is definitely worth a trip ! There's not only a huge barn full of books, there are also numerous outbuildings (as you can see above in the bosky dell - yes, the bosky dell. This is a literary post, after all. ) These outbuildings house more books, of course, in every genre under the sun, 350,000 books to be precise. If you don't find a book to please you here, you're a hopeless case.
We found lots to please us - see bookstack above. And just in case you feel faint after perusing all those books, there are lots of nooks and crannies - inside and out - where you can sit down with a cup of tea and some cookies to revive you , all courtesy of the management.
Combine all of the above with a perfect early fall day of blue skies, sunshine and just enough nip in the air to require a light sweater and you have the beginning of a great vacation.


Emlyn Stancill Whitin said...

Bibliomania indeed! I love the Bosky Dell - how wonderful! And of course I'm dying to know ... what did you get??! Or rather, what didn't you get? Potters Warren Frederick and Catherine White said yesterday for you to check out Christmas Cove in South Bristol ... or something like that. They spend summers on an island in the mouth of the Damariscotta River (Heron Island). Thanks for the update!!

megan said...

sounds like you are going to have one fabulous vacay - enjoy!