Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy International Philosophy Day

Q8 Books is a secondhand bookstore that recently reopened under new ownership at the end of September.  I have been wanting to check it out and finally was able to stop in this evening.
 Such a cozy and inviting place.  The books are neatly arranged and there are lots of comfortable seating areas.  The space definitely says "come and stay awhile".
 Turns out that today is International Philosophy Day so we were asked to write down our philosophy in life.  
Kinda hard to think on the spot so I just wrote down what I try to do each and every day.
 I was very happy to come home with a cross-stitch book and one entitled Living in Sri Lanka. 
along with two bookmarks written in Arabic calligraphy. The top one, no one seems to be able to read, not even my husband.  The bottom one translates as "my page".
It's always lovely to find something new and unique.  I will definitely be going back often.  
Hope your day is going well.

23 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I really like those bookmarks! The store looks like a cozy, inviting place.

Betsy said...

I also like your new bookmarks and the cross stitch book too. Used bookstores are one of my favorite places to visit. I always come home with a treasure or two.
Blessings,
Betsy

Sam I Am...... said...

I love your philosophy and I try to do that each day also. The bookstore is awesome...they are my favorite places to hang out...unfortunately there are none here. I have so many books of my own though it's not a problem! LOL!
Happy Philosophy Day!

Quinn said...

Isn't that calligraphy enchanting! My eyes follow the strokes, and my breath seems to travel right along with the motion. Magical!

The bookstore looks exactly right - so glad you've got a "new" place to search for treasures and enjoy a ponder. And what a lovely philosophy - no wonder you are a friend to so many :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love your philosophy, girl!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Diane said...

Always great to have another book store - new or used! Your philosophy on life is simple and beautiful. Hugs, Diane

glor said...

What a really neat bookstore. Books and comfort ... perfect as are your words. Such greatness. Blessings.

Teresa Kasner said...

What fun to find a new shop! I have books all over my house, but seem to only read the ones I buy on my iPad. :-) Enjoy your weekend!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Createology said...

Very peaceful place and great finds. Reading is a wonderful way to expand our horizons. Reading Bliss Dear...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Any books, second hand or not are such a valuable tool for humans. Reading is THE most important thing in life. Wish it would be done a lot more nowadays!
You wrote down your philosophy straight from the heart!
Hugs,
Mariette

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Taciana Simmons said...

What a beautiful books marks and the book seems very interesting. It seems like a very fun place to visit :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Secondhand book shops are my favorite places - I can spend hours perusing the shelves.
LOVe your philosophy Tammy - that's you to a T!!!
hugs
Shane

Aishwarya said...

Hi Tammy

What a beautiful thought. Liked your philosophy. We need to remind ourselves everyday.

The place is very peaceful and definetely a `stay for a while' kind of place

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Tammy, I love your philosophy too, I try hard to smile more-I am usually too serious-
What a great find for used books-I love used books too. What caught my eye was all the comfy seating and that beautiful rug.
Enjoy your day
Kathy

Mereknits said...

I love your philosophy on life, a good one we all need to be reminded of. Great store, I am sure you will be back again and again.
Hugs to you and happy weekend,
Meredith

girlunwinding said...

Those bookmarks are Beautiful! really
~Dawn

Caterina Giglio said...

looks like a treasure, but your note was priceless.. x

Vicki Boster said...

Tammy- that's a beautiful bookstore- it looks so inviting:)
Your philosophy is so perfect- we should all follow your direction.
Love
Vicki

Dagmar said...

Looks like a wonderful set of photos and that you had a good time!
Happy Sunday!

Dagmar said...

Don't you love that you were able to go to that Farmer's market so close! The food looks so good! Hugs,
Dagmar

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Londoneya said...

Bookshops are my kind of haven! It's lovely to have something like this nearby. A hot cup of herbal tea along with a book on one of the sofas looks like a lovely way to spend the morning!

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