|My "little" brother and me - 2004|
Auntie's Bookstore is a mecca for book lovers in Spokane. Its locally owned, right downtown in a beautiful old building with a big grand staircase right in the middle. I especially love the little alcove for young readers. Its got character, unlike the chain stores.
We wandered blissfully through the shelves and parked the kids in a big chair to look at picture books. I gave my brother a couple recommendations, mostly focused on his current interest which is sci-fi and some fantasy. We got him a copy of The Hunger Games, and then found a copy of a one of my latest favorite fantasies, The Name of the Wind. He should be well-entertained on the long flight to Alaska. The kids each got a "Max & Ruby" book.
And I left without a single book for me. But it was worth it because I got to spend a couple hours with a great brother - love you Toady!