• Books,  Findings

    A Book Lover’s Photo

    Today my father sent me this photo. He is probably the most active reader of Sitting in the Stacks, as he currently holds the top place in number of comments posted (9). I also know he is an email subscriber to Sitting in the Stacks. Yea for parental support!!

  • Books,  Bookstores of the World

    Powell’s Books: Bookstores of the World

    The following is a guest post written by my sister, Katy. On a recent trip to Portland she sent me numerous texts raging about Powell’s Books. Of course, I had to request a guest post on the store. Please enjoy her reflections on Powell’s.  *The following opinions are solely that of the author.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————– In December of 2011, I ordered some Christmas gifts from Barnes and Noble.  I cannot remember why I chose them over Amazon, but I do remember the result.  In spite of paying a fee for expedited shipping, the items did not arrive before Christmas, and Barnes and Noble refused to refund my shipping costs.  In…