I was missing something, and suddenly I realized what: the pleasure and comfort of being among books again! Old friends! When I visited Jeff’s shop, Collections Antiques and BOOKS, for the first time in December, I felt like I was home.
Oh, my dear old friends, I remember you fondly!
And the fact that right here in Pacific Palisades we have this magic place again (bow to Village Books and Katie), a place we can meet and talk and revel over books we have loved and those we have not understood and learn and appreciate the written word is just beyond wonderful!
When we see old friends, be they people or books, we feel happy. That is why I am back (Thursdays noon til 6) This is where I belong.
(Editor’s note: Pacific Palisades sole bookstore, Collections, Antiques and Books, is located at 15326 Antioch Street. Call (310)459-9692. Owner Jeff Ridgway has a wide selection of books, including Pacific Palisades history books, as well as other delightful curios.)