Surprised that I didn’t know about this place before now. Hartford is the closest large city to me and I don’t usually find myself visiting too often. I do go to Real Art Ways now and then but still I didn’t know there was a bookstore in the side of the same building. Open from Thursdays to Sundays 11am-4pm, this is another seller of quality used books. Valuable tomes share shelf space with affordable titles. I found a collection of Raymond Carver’s short stories for $3.00 as well as art books priced at $300. I purchased the Carver and sadly had to leave the art book behind. I also snagged a perfect little hardback copy of Winnie-The-Pooh from 1962 with E.H. Shepard’s beautiful illustrations and a book of cat paintings by an artist called Max Raffler – superb! They all have the same slightly grumpy, blank-faced stare. I spent a very happy hour or so browsing and then chatting to Bill who told me about their online inventory of paper ephemera – everything from airline paraphernalia to magazines to matchbooks.