My wife and I were wandering around the shops of Main Street in Old Town St. Charles. It’s part of the metro St. Louis area and on the Missouri River; it was Missouri’s first state capital way back in 1820. Today, the buildings along Main Street have been preserved and turned into shops and restaurants.
And Main Street Books (photo at left). How we always end up at a bookstore is beyond me.
We know the owner; she and her husband live in our suburb of Kirkwood and he and I once took a class together at Washington University. (He’s a lawyer but he’s still a nice guy.) We had a good visit and then I wandered around the book store, one of those bookshops that have almost disappeared off the face of the planet. It’s a general bookshop with a large children’s section (the owner is a published children’s author).