The Two Sisters Bookstore

Friday, May 15, 2015

 I love discovering new bookstores and this one was such a treat. The Two Sisters is nestled in the midst of Richmond, Indiana's historic Depot District. It's packed with shelves of books but still manages to have an open airy feel. There are both used and new books, including some lovely Penguin editions. I could have spent all day wandering through the shop.
Of course I couldn't leave without a few goodies. I found three classics that just had to come home with me. Their prices were really reasonable and I had a hard time keeping it to only three books. I bought a 1924 copy of "When We Were Young" by A.A. Milne, a copy of “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson and a beautiful edition of Gene Stratton-Porter’s “Michael O’Halloran” because I loved “A Girl of the Limberlost” so much!
There were great little signs identifying each each section of books (above). There was also a huge selection of tea at the front of the shop. 
One of the best parts of the whole shop is hidden in the back in the children's section. There's a Harry Potter nook under the stairs!!! There was a complete set of the books, a photo of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, a Gryffindor scarf and glasses. If I were younger I might have curled up on the little bed with a book!
There were many literary themed gifts in the shop as well, coffee mugs, etc. I loved all the unique details that popped up around each corner. One sign on the fireplace mantle (above) said "Monthly Movie Crush: Benedict Cumberbatch". I mean really, tell me you don't want to be friends with these ladies! I loved everything about the shop and can't wait to visit again.

Photos by moi.


Anonymous said...

Wish I had one like that near me. Our indie stores are so few and far between now.

Lisa said...

It looks absolutely delightful! But you didn't tell us which books you bought :)

JoAnn said...

I'd love to spend a couple of hours there!

Kay said...

What a lovely bookstore! Yes, I'd be inclined to spend a couple of hour (or even more) there. I love to find new bookstores! Love the Harry Potter nook.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

bookertalk -

Lisa - You're right! I added my three books to the post. Thanks!

JoAnn - I wished I'd had even more time!

Kay - That nook was my favorite part!

Jay said...

Love that carpet, too! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to check that one out next time I'm in that area.

Julie @ Smiling Shelves said...

That bookstore might just be worth a road trip. I'd be willing to drive quite a ways for a chance to be Harry Potter. :)

Jillian said...

That looks so cozy and perfect!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I was trying to find somebody to give Winesburg Oh to. I will be most curious of your thoughts - it would be a good to one to take a lit class on. (My way of saying, I needed it to be explained.)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Jay - You should. It's really worth a visit!

Julie - I know! Such a fun idea.

Jillian - It was wonderful!

bkclubcare - I read it a few years ago. It was dark, but I kind of loved it.

thecuecard said...

It looks like a great vintage bookshop. Man I'd be in there for an hour or two. Now where is that : which part of the IU state?

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Thecuecard - It's in Richmond on the east side of the state near Ohio.