Books Upon Books: Chamblin’s Bookmine

Kindles, iPads and tablets oh my! It seems like these devices have taken over the task of reading physical books. It is almost rare to find good bookstores besides the typical chains like Barnes & Noble until I discovered Chamblins’ Bookmine. Located in Downtown Jacksonville, FL Chamblin’s is filled to the roof with books-literally! You can spend hours browsing through titles. You can even sell your old books to them-many of the books they sell are used. ┬áChamblin’s Uptown has a cafe attached so you can pick out a book and read all while indulging in one of their croissant sandwiches. (My favorite is the Turkey, Spinach and Brie croissant.)

I’ve recently spent a lot of time there lately grazing through their poetry section. I tend to favor the old hardback covered books, ones where the pages hold memories of time past. We even decided to incorporate these books into our centerpieces for the wedding.┬áReading has always been near and dear to me. Ever since I was a kid, I was a reader. My grandmother would take us on trips to the bookstore to pick out a book each. I would stay up way past my bedtime in order to read through each book I picked out. One of the many books she bought for me still sits on my bookshelf ┬átoday-“When We Were Very Young” by A.A. Milne.

Chamblin’s has an array of titles and unique selection of rarities. As seen below, their shelves are packed full of titles. It’s a truly unique bookstore!

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New Years Goals

..since resolutions are hard to keep, I have decided to come up with a few goals this year:

  • Graduate from college.
  • Read more especially with my new Kindle.
  • Work my butt off on my portfolio/book for agency jobs.
  • Perfect my resume/cover letter.
  • Take more photographs.
  • Cut back on useless swearing.
  • Be a little nicer to everyone, no matter what they do. Kill them with kindness.
  • Land a job with an agency!

2012 looks to be a life changing year. Let’s do this!