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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

10.09.2008

At Your Local Library


It seems that the current economic downturn is inspiring many of us to venture to a place we, regrettably, may not have visited in years: our local public library. Guess what goodies I found through the Atlanta-Fulton County system?

According to my catalog search, Goodbye Picasso is available at the Central branch; The David Hicks Book of Flower Arranging should be at the Buckhead branch; and our new/old favorite, Vogue's Book of Etiquette and Good Manners, 1969, is also at the Central location.

So try something new and trek to your city's library. You never know what might be on the shelves.

Image one is courtesy Paris Hotel Boutique.
Image two is courtesy Lily Lodge.

21 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

Courtney - great advice - at least you could see which ones really need to go on your wish list.

Style Court said...

Thanks Patricia. Sometimes there is a title that we are curious to see, investigate further, but maybe we don't have to own every edition. At least for now.

beachbungalow8 said...

good for you! i think the library is an incredible resource and one that all children should know and be familiar with~ not to mention adults.

there's nothing better on a hot day than to stumble into our little beach front library, chilly with air conditioning and filled with the aromatic scent of books.

Style Court said...

megan -- how wonderful to have a library by the beach!

yes, we should all definitely know how to use the public library. good things.

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

YES! Having my little one definitely put the library back on the map for me.

Also, here in Tucson, we have some fabulous used bookstores. I score just about every week. My most favorite finds are back issues of Selvedge Magazine for half the price!

Style Court said...

Chakra -- how great to have a store that sells discounted back issues. Sounds like you have some good sources in your area.

Pigtown-Design said...

Yes, but the problem with a library is that you actually have to return the books!

Style Court said...

True Meg, true!

Karena said...

Courtney, I must use the library more often. it is actually just up the street. I am way too spontaneous about one-clicking on Amazon!

Style Court said...

Karena -- wonderful to have a library so close by :)

The Peak of Chic said...

I love going to the library. Many times I'll check out a book that I'm thinking of buying. If I like it, then I'll buy it from Amazon. (Don't you miss the old Ida Williams branch?)

Style Court said...

Jennifer -- I do.

And you have such a good point. We can still support our bookstores but preview the books first. Libraries give everyone options.

elle said...

hmm... i wonder where my local library would be? good post, now i'm inspired to find it!

Style Court said...

Elle -- definitely look for it. Hope you find something great :)

Paul Pincus said...

it's fun going to the library : )

great post, courtney! i always plan on a purposeful one hour visit...and end up spending an entire morning or afternoon!

Style Court said...

thanks paul!

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Ana said...

I'm so glad to see someone posting about libraries. I think it should be the new "green" trend...borrowing over buying. Please keep sharing your book recommendations. And have a great weekend!

Style Court said...

Hi Ana -- I'll try to do that! Have a great weekend.

Meander said...

That's so funny - I've actually checked out the Hick's manual at the library before. . .his style truly is timeless! Thanks for the advice and inspiration!
Have a lovely weekend!

Style Court said...

Thanks Meander! Same to you.

I should do some sort of survey on what great books are available in libraries across the nation -- or the world.