I'm writing an article on MLK with a reference to a photo book I have of "Pacem in Terris," Pope John XXIII's , influential "Peace on Earth" encyclical when I wanted to be specific about where I bought it. I can't IMAGINE, other than a college book store, where I would have bought a book in Milwaukee in the 60s! We lived on the southside. Did "Schusters" and "Boston Store" Department store have books? I really, really can't remember.
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omGOODNESS! Renaissance Books.YES! I remember. Exactly -smelled musty, right? And you got it right about the Catholic bookstores. I grew up on Irving and Farewell, moved to Greendale in HS, married a guy from Cudahy, lived in flat Bayview
I remember the trips to the library. Ah, B. Dalton and Waldenbooks! That's right. But I just looked it up and B. Dalton's was established in 1966 and that once beautiful book I got was from 1964. It must have been Waldens. Thanks KEPitz1005.
Sweet, and a little sad like "You've Got Mail" huh? We're in the LA area now, but for the life of me, I can't remember where I went in Milwaukee. It might have been Waldens at the Mall or maybe Gimbel's Department store. Thanks so much :)
I think this would make a GREAT hub. Of course, the "how to" aspect would be difficult but I can imagine the pictures, etc. Maybe, "Before Barnes and Noble..." "What You Don't Know About the 70s: Books" I'm not good at titles for hubpages viewing.
I hadn't realized that Goodwill had been around for so long, but when I went to comment on your answer, apparently there WERE around a lot longer than in the 60s. I don't remember going to Goodwill, but I remember buying this book new.
Goodwill had lots of old books, the corner drug store...they carried an assortment of items for everyday needs. The local library, they sold some once in a while.