There’s a shortage of bookstores in southern Ohio but I’m fortunate to have an excellent independent bookseller in a neighboring town. Wheatberry Books is a cute shop in downtown Chillicothe. For what it lacks in size, it makes up for in character and charm.
It’s also packed with excellent books.
I don’t allow myself to visit very often because I’m supposed to be reading the books I already own.
(Insert eye roll here)
However, I pop in periodically because I think it’s important to support the businesses you want to see thrive.
Their selection resembles my own book collection in many ways with a mixture of bestsellers and sleepers alike. There are always fun surprises to be found and their staff picks are typically spot on.
Right now, they are offering mystery books- wrapped books underneath the tree with a brief explanation as to why you might like the book! Plus they have story time for the kiddos and knowledgeable, friendly staff to help with your needs.
I stopped by a couple of weeks ago and was thrilled to have a few minutes of quiet with their books and the soft light of a November morning pouring through the large window that faces Second Street. For me, book shopping is about the atmosphere as well as the books. This place has it all.
I realized when I sat down to write this that I have not one decent picture of the store. This is likely because I’m too distracted by all the books to think about pictures so you’ll have to take my word for it. The atmosphere is fantastic.
Stop by Wheatberry Books and give them a chance. In fact, make a day of it and hit some other shops, dine in one of the restaurants and pick up homemade candy and baked goods. You’ll need a midnight snack for when you’re up late reading!
Visit them here and follow them on Instagram or Facebook to keep up with their news.
Independent bookstores are the best! We have a wonderful one here in Durango called Maria’s.
“I don’t allow myself to visit very often because I’m supposed to be reading the books I already own.” That’s what I always tell myself too, but somehow I always end up walking into a bookstore and leaving with a pile of books! I have no willpower.
At some point I begin calling it economic development. It’s a great excuse for enabling your addiction.
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