Last weekend, I stopped by St. Helena and found the sweetest little bookstore. It's so cozy and well-lit, and had the kind of warm atmosphere you'd feel in small local shops. The owner was really nice too, she let me take photos and answered all my questions, she even gave me a used copy of this book for a dollar! Unfortunately, it was near closing time so we couldn't chat for very long but here are some photos that I took.
Beautiful botanical books and vintage prints.
The store front. I really like the color combination, especially the striped canopy.
Bookmarks on the counter ceiling. She said she had collected them from people's used books over the years. I love the one that says 'MOTTOS 10 cents each'.
P.S. I'm still reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle and just started Henry and June by Anais Nin. What are you reading these days?