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Chaucer'sChaucer's Books: 07/22/07

Our first stop in Santa Barbara was Chaucer's Books, one of the best independent booksellers we've been to. Chaucer's was a favorite place to go when we were students at UCSB and one of the few indies to survive and thrive the coming of the larger chain stores during State Street's renovation of the 1990s.

Chaucer's is nestled in the Loreto Plaza and has been since 1974. You really have to know they're there to find them. The little black cat silhouette isn't much of a clue to the uninitiated. After twelve years, we nearly drove by it ourselves!

Inside, though, is a well laid wall to wall labyrinth of books. Chaucer's is one of those rare stores where I can take a random page from my nine page long book wish list and find most of the books on the list. I felt like a kid in a candy store and had trouble settling one just one book. Fortunately though, Chaucer's has an online store through Booksense and I will be ordering future purchases off my wishlist from them!

So we gave everyone the option to get one book each. Sean, however, opted for a toy instead of a book and got a cute poseable snake. Ian got Applied Iterative Methods by Hageman and Young. I got The Secret River by Kate Grenville. Harriet got Buzz by Jane Isay.

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