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Judy



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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Location: buried under a pile of books somewhere in Adelaide, South Australia

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having the same problem, but can get to it via

http://www.afterstonewallbooks.com/

There's a great photo of David on the 'About Us' page, and a lovely one of the shopfront.
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David



Joined: 30 Sep 2004
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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw gosh, thanks for the interest! Now a huge apology. Judy beat me to it I might add. For some unknown reason I put .ca instead of .com for the website so, corrected, as Judy found, is:

www.afterstonewallbooks.com

You folk are just such a pleasure!
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Sarape



Joined: 15 Dec 2004
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Location: Anniston Alabama USA

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy for me to see the old-style "mom-n-pop" bookstore still around.

So sad that so many of our local shops have failed now that we have Borders, Lowes, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Home Depot... everywhere in the suburbs.

At least some of the downtown areas still have the local flavor.
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Rainey



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky you, sarape, to still have a few. There's so little left with any individuality or personality left in LA. And what there is, is prohibitively expensive and located in Beverly Hills and the Westside. It's very, very sad that one has to be ultra-rich anymore to have any experience that isn't the pre-digested corporate variety.

I loved all the little mom & pop shops and restaurants in Vancouver. And so many of them were kitchen oriented stores -- my idea of heaven, gadget whore that I am. I miss them. Here, to be able to find the same thing, you have to go to Sur La Table or Williams-Sonoma and pay an unconscionable amount.

In sum, I join you in saying "Hooray to David and the entrepreneurs of the world!"
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David



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really sad Rainey, Ottawa is still blessed with a number of independent bookstores and a number of little kitchen shops, and they are both a lot of fun to browse about in.

Sarape, thanks for the appreciation! (although in my case a "mom and mom" or "pop and pop" store would be more accurate Smile
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Debbie



Joined: 21 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the mom and mom or pop and pop (to quote you) bookstore concept too. Much nicer than the impersonal big chains.

It is great to see a photo! Now I have a face to put to the posts.

On the autumn/spring topic...... I am really enjoying the definate seasons here. Living in Sydney the seasons did tend to blend a bit and we missed the really dramatic colours of the trees changing etc.

Today it was so warm and lovely. I wore capri pants and a short sleeved top and sandals when I went to lunch today.... and no cardigan. We sat outside and had the most scrumptious crepes. Best thing was - NO FLIES!!!!!!! Al fresco dining without the good old "Aussie salute" keeping the flies off your face and dinner.
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