The number of people who can claim to live walking distance to a bookstore is shrinking. And this is a used-book store, which is great for my bank account because I can get out of control in such places. Hardly a day goes by I don’t pass Ophelia’s and feel gratitude that the shop is still there. It’s one of my favorite spots to pop into.
It’s inviting to enter, such a cozy, bookish place to be in with its wooden shelves and carpets. There are books going up the walls and books up in a loft; books down in a daylight basement you can only reach by winding staircase – and a resident cat! The inventory changes frequently, and there is always a discount display of $ 1 – $ 3 books, as well as a wall of “new arrivals”.
My habit is to come here in search for poetry or novels, especially after a famous poet dies. So far, I have not left disappointed. For such a small space, the selection is good. They buy books, as well, and I’ve sold some here for credit, too. Bonus – if you like animals, there is a resident cat (it can be shy, though).