May 6, 2006
Rightfully putting out of business New London Books, this store made its way in this little town by offering to order any book for their customers, even if it was out-of-print or had to be bought is half-dozens.
This store also celebrates its close proximity to the elementary and middle schools (just a few hundred feet behind) by promoting child literacy by creating a frequent-buyer plan for children, giving children a gift certificate after ten books that equals the value to the mean of their previous purchases. This was a great feature as a small child, and I loved being able to go to Morgan Hill and browse the pretty large (for the small store) children's section. It is always my first stop for gifts for my younger relatives.
The music selection, however, is lacking. Though the sign boasts selling music, outside of local Odds Bodkin's readings of the Iliad or regional artists, there isn't much in the way of musical variety... unless you are looking for the need-to-have copy of Yanni's latest album.
The store does have a great classical works section, including carrying and amble supply of Dover Thrift Editions, which are essential to any broke college student such as myself. The women who own the store are pretty much the only regular employees, and although I am far past my childhood days, they still add my purchases to my card so that I can receive a free one after 10. There are plenty of gift items, unique cards, and calendars, and this is perhaps the best source in town for regional materials such as wildlife manuals and hiking/camping maps.
If you are taking a walk along Main Street New London, I highly suggest taking a peak into this friendly store because you never know what you might find.
From journal My Little Corner of the World