"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Haunted Book Shop

Every summer I make sure to include some kind of literary stop in my vacation. Last week I came across a truly enjoyable find.

The Haunted Book Shop in Mobile, Alabama was a surprising delight. The original namesake was created in 1941 by Adelaide Marston (later Adelaide Trigg) and Cameron Plummer and named for their favorite book, The Haunted Book Shop, by Christopher Morley. 

The Haunted Bookshop is not a novel of  the supernatural. Rather, the name refers to the ghosts of the past that haunt all libraries and bookstores: "the ghosts of all great literature." - Christopher Morley

The current bookstore’s owner, Angela Trigg, is the granddaughter of Adelaide Trigg and knows that the store is “..haunted by the ghosts of all great literature.”

She’s also been moonlighting as a romance author, writing under the pen name Angela Quarles. She is a RWA RITA® award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, time travel, and steampunk romance.

This charming store is full of interesting finds, tidbits, and more. Wall displays offer interesting breakdowns and ties between genre stories, authors, and timelines.

Sticky Notes can be found around the store pointing out interesting information about the plots, cover designs, and more.

Themed rugs adorn each genre section of the store. And a writer's room mimics a dream home office complete with shelves full of books on craft.

To learn more about Trigg and this delightful bookstore, you can visit:  https://thehauntedbookshopmobile.com/

For other ideas on fun Literary Travels:

17 New Orleans French Quarter Literary Hot Spots
26 Days of Literary Scotland
7 Austin, Texas Literary Locations
10 Italian Literary Hot Spots
10 Places You Can Drink Like Your Favorite Writer
10 Reading Venues Worth a Visit
7 Literary Locations to Visit With Kids
5 Writers Homes for Literary Vacations
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How about you? Have you found any great literary spots you would recommend while traveling?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A cool shop. Plus the owner is an author. She understands!

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