Last Saturday evening, Keith and I drove to Glendale for a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra concert. As the crow flies, Glendale isn’t that far, but in the LA traffic world, it is an expedition away, so we haven’t spent a lot of time there. On the way I told Keith I meant to look up an independent bookstore to drop by, but forgot. As we drove past the Alex Theater, a parking space opened up (that alone is a gift) and I looked up as we pulled in to see Bookfellows Fine and Rare Books. The car barely stopped before I was out and in the store.
Bedfellows exuded a welcoming calm from the moment I entered. I flew in to see the store before the concert started, but immediately relaxed in the presence of one of the owners, Christine Bell, and the quiet atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry »