Have you seen the Book Store along Guadalupe MRT Station?
It was one hot day after a shift from work, I was craving for green mangoes. After alighting the jeepney at Guadalupe, I saw a girl eating green mangoes. What the heck, just when I am craving, talaga? So, out of my desire to satisfy the craving, I walked along Guadalupe not minding the heat. Fortunately I f0ud vendors selling it under the stairs going to Guadalupe MRT Station. Haaah. Nothing can beat green mangoes dipped in bagoong alamang.
Just when I am about to go to the Bus stop, I saw a little shop just few steps away from the MRT Station. It was a place book lover would want to spend a lot of time at. I instantly forgot about the mangoes I have.
Located at a commercial building just after going out the MRT Guadalupe station and facing the traffic filled EDSA is this no-name book shop. I went to check and saw a lady busy writing prices on the tags and a man arranging the books they are selling.
I scanned the shelves and looked for interesting titles and even looked for my favorite authors. Yellowish stains prove that most books are old but rest assured are not in bad condition. Was surprised to see pieces by New York Times’ Best Seller authors like Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Ken Follet and my favorite romance novelist Barbara Delinsky.
The price of the books ranges from 20 pesos to 100 each. There are promos for the 40 pesos books which you can buy 3 of them for only 100. The books are all arranged per genre. Newly published but second hand books are also being sold. I saw the Twilight series, Precious Hearts Romances pocket books, inspirational books and a lot more.
After a few minutes I spent inside browsing, I found 2 Delinsky masterpieces. One is 25 pesos and one I got for only 40 pesos. The lady who is writing prices a while ago wrapped my purchase in a magazine. I asked her if she owns the shop and our little conversation began. The man who was busy arranging the books awhile ago also happily joined me and the lady’s conversation. I had to go already so after a small chat and after I was handed my change I went out the shop with a wide smile.
I love reading books. I have more than 50 of them on top of my cabinet. I do not bother spending for books, books make me day dream, books bring me to places I have never been, reading books makes me learn.
As I step out, I know for myself that was just one of few, or even lots of visits
The books I bought!