A Book Store Map: The Source Book Store

Hidden among the streets of Davenport, Iowa, lays a rather large independent book shop, Source Book Store. Even from the front window, the shop boasts a large collection of used books, DVDs, CDs, and even records and VHS tapes. Truly, the store is right out of the ’80s. The Experience Upon entering the store, it … Read more

National Read a Book Day

If you’re here on this page, you’re most likely a reader of some sort. Whether you read for education or entertainment, you realize there is something to gain from reading. So, it would delight you to know that September 6 is National Read a Book Day! According to a recent study, over 74% of Americans … Read more

Downtown Books: Your Town, My Town, All Towns

Sometimes as a reader, all you want to do is be able to walk into a bookstore and admire the presence of literature without being overwhelmed by the endless choices on the shelves. Luckily for readers, the small independent bookstore Downtown Books in Lexington, Virginia, is the perfect location for overcoming the daunting task of … Read more

The Sensory, The Cluttery, The Bookery

While perusing the charming downtown streets of Lexington, Virginia, I found it very easy to get lost in the magical little town. Littered with small businesses, restaurants, and eccentric stores, Lexington is the perfect home to the small independent bookstore, The Bookery. Seated comfortably between the Lexington Pet Place and the Mountain City Masonic Lodge, … Read more

Abandoned Adolescent Audiences: The Gender Gap in Middle School Readers

Reading is a crucial part of education for all children, both in terms of academics and leisure. The ability to read opens the doors of opportunity for young people from all walks of life, so it is no wonder that reading has become a core lesson for children at an early age. Despite the importance … Read more