July really got away from me, friends. This is why I am sharing my July Indie Bookstore on the first day of August. Sometimes we just need to adapt and do the best that we can do.
I visited Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA mid-July with my best friend. New Hope is an interesting town with beautiful old buildings, many of which have seen better days (but there is something very romantic about them all the same). Farley’s fits right in with the town promising both a wonderful selection of books and an antiquated vibe from the store space.
With an offering from small presses, a card section, and sections upon sections of books, Farley’s can keep a bookworm busy for hours.
I asked my Bookstagram followers what they look for in a bookstore and one book friend’s reply sounded like she was describing Farley’s: “I love bookstores. . . that are messy but in an organized chaos sort of way, like the books have recently been picked up and perused before being placed back on the shelf for the perfect reader to find them” @kiareadsandwrites.
One of my favorite things about the store was the clear support for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as a commitment to displaying books by BIPOC authors.
These photographs cover only some of Farley’s. I was surprised by the size of it! Sadly, I was not able to get a response to my interview questionnaire that I sent over, but I had a wonderful time visiting this bookshop on the river.
I can’t wait to share August’s bookstore of the month with you all soon.
If you have a local bookstore you love, please let me know about it in the comment section.