Saturday, June 16, 2012
Dreaming in Ojai
What if you dreamed that your books were taking over your whole house? Sometimes it seems as if books are doing that. You would find that your kitchen had filled up with cookbooks.
Even your sink turned into a bookshelf. You could hardly see your old tiled countertops. The stove had disappeared behind a bookcase.
And your living room was crowded with more and more books. Scarcely any room was left for chairs or tables. Little alcoves of books, locked display cases, shelves near the ceiling, and old paperback turning racks were everywhere.
Even when you looked out the windows, bookshelves had filled your yard with mazelike structures.
FINALLY: you find the checkout counter. You aren't dreaming after all.
You're really at Bart's Books of Ojai: "The World's Greatest Outdoor Bookstore." The core of the bookstore is really an old house, and twisting alcoves of books (mainly used books) have taken over the whole yard. Quite a dreamlike experience, I found!
For more about our short visit to Ojai see: