December 2011

McKay Used Book Store

I am always on the hunt for  new book stores and I was delighted to find this wonderful book store while I was in Nashville Christmas shopping. McKay's Used Book Store has almost everything you could want. They have a great children's book area to delight any child that loves to read books. There is also a large selection of fiction books for any adult. The fiction books are mostly in paperback, but they do have some  hard back books to be found there. They also have a wide range of nonfiction and young adult books.

McKay's Used Book Store not  only has books, however. I was delighted to see that they had music, movies, gaming systems, iPods and other MP3 players, and audio books.

McKay's fiction books are sorted by genre, and then sorted alphabetically by the author's last name, so they are very easy to find. They do shelve the hardback books and the oversized paperbacks separately from the smaller paperback books. They also separate out newer released titles and best selling authors.

Life's Little Instruction Book

Read it, but not for the reasons you think

If you are looking for a great book to review in your book club, might I suggest Life’s Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.? I know it’s an oldie—published in Nashville ten years ago—but it’s a goodie, and it’s one of the top books I would recommend for people to read.

The book is filled with little one-liners like, “Respect teachers,” and “Don’t waste time learning tricks of the trade. Learn the trade.” Some are quite obvious, while others make a light bulb go off over your head. The book was out before the big self-help rage that began more recently, so its material is more fresh and honest rather than the quick sell we’ve come to expect.