But as of the end of this month I will have to find myself another “secret spot” to indulge in my “guilty pleasure” as my favorite bookstore in Normal Heights is going out business. The building where Wm Burgett Books & Collectibles is located got purchased by Pilgrimage Yoga so I guess I have to start doing Yoga instead of reading, I hope the smell of the books will stick around for a while:). The store is open till the end of the month; all the books being 75% off. Today I purchased 3 great books for only 1$. The owner of the store, Bill Burgett, a witty, full of life man looked like he was losing his only child. He still will do online book sales but it won’t be the same. I will miss going in and wondering aimlessly through the mountains of books. To me Normal Heights won’t be the same without Burgett Books, it’s sad:(.

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 23, 2009 @ 7:36 p.m.

Who guilts you over loving books? I need to have a word with that party... :)


SDaniels Oct. 24, 2009 @ 12:17 a.m.

I'm with you there, Galyak--do you have an online site for Burgett books? Haven't been able to hang out at Burgett's for quite a while, but in school I used any excuse possible to spend a couple of hours at a time breathing in the good healthy bookdust there. I liked that writers were encouraged to use deskspace on the top floor to write, if they liked, and the gents were always so friendly and knowledgeable. Sad to hear about Mr. Burgett--the loss of that child was a loss to all book lovers and discerning bookstore browsers. I wish him all the luck with online sales, and will give him all the sales I can.

refried! This is the place I told you to hang out when in town!



CuddleFish Oct. 24, 2009 @ 12:39 a.m.

Always sad news to lose a neighborhood bookstore. :(


GalyaK Oct. 24, 2009 @ 2:42 p.m.

Unfortunately Mr. Burgett doesn't have a website yet, you can find him at [email protected] or (619) 238-READ(7323) (619) 280-BOOK(2665) but we still have Adams Avenue Bookstore left, they have a great collection of used books as well, especially if you are interested in theology, history and military. I found them a little more expensive though. Lots of rare, hard to find books and the fat cats are pretty cool too:).


Josh Board Oct. 25, 2009 @ 1:47 a.m.

Used books smell great. Not as good as used records, though.

But the one thing used book stores have that used record stores don't...I find your more apt to buy a used books that you knew nothing about, after glancing at it. People don't usually do that with a CD or record that has a cool cover.


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