Last weekend on our mini-trip to Berrima for our ‘Other Anniversary’, one of the places we went to was one of our favourite bookshops, Berkelouw’s Book Barn. Berkelouw’s is a long-standing business which used to be a second-hand bookshop with approx. 250,000 books.
A few years back the business was converted to become a bookshop/restaurant/wedding reception venue. It now has only approx. 100,000 – 150,000 books.
Every year when we visit we set ourselves a budget and this year came away with more ‘book treasure.’
I was particularly delighted to pick up the following:
‘Artist’s On Art’ From the 14th to the 20th Century
It is an absolutely fascinating book which I am thoroughly enjoying ‘dipping into.’ To read what the Artists thought about Art in general and their own is indeed a delight!
‘Country Verse’ Edited by Samuel Carr
English Country Verse is set against English Country Landscape Paintings and it simply is wonderful to dive into and be whisked away to the English Countryside.
The other four books are novels and I am continuing to build up the library with classic authors of yesteryear:
‘The Black Arrow’ by Robert Louis Stevenson ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald ‘Sweet Thursday’ by Johns Steinbeck ‘The Short Novels by John Steinbeck’ – ‘Tortilla Flat; ‘The Red Pony’; ‘Of Mice and Men’; ‘The Moon Is Down’; ‘Cannery Row’ and ‘The Pearl.’
Our trips to Berkelouw’s Book Barn never disappoint and we are looking forward to our next visit!
Written by David Johnson
25 November 2020