Today’s Friday Photos is brought to you by Blarney Books, Port Fairy. Not that they’re paying me but it does sound more official.
You can see from the photo they take up a whole building with a lovely Norfolk Pine sitting outside giving shade. I could have taken ever so many more photos as Blarney Books is far more than just selling books and as I review my photos I realise they don’t do anything justice.
This photo separates the art from the books…sort of. The day I walked in there Jo was in the throes of preparing to host the opening of an art exhibition that night. The area to the right of this tower is a large, airy room for the artworks and the area to the left with one bookshelf is a rather much larger room with books for sale and more artwork.
So much in this shop. Not just books but also artwork, tables and chairs to sit and read (or escape from the heat) and also a chess set ready and waiting for someone to sit and play.
I’m going backwards here. This photo was taken outside. When you walk up the path you find yourself on a covered front porch with a seat and this Little Free Library helping to prove you don’t always need a lot of books in a library.
This poor photo is
Moby Dick Horation Hornblower (as corrected by Jo, the owner of Blarney Books). I don’t always agree with artwork made from books but this is so, so clever. The artist has made the words spill out into the water.
Jo was very kind and let me put business cards for the Victorian Discworld Klatch in all the Terry Pratchett books as well as suggesting I leave some on her desk. She also tried to enable my addiction to button badges but I resisted as I knew my work would be finishing up a couple of weeks later and if I end up studying full time this year money would be challenging.