Note: Check out the new Book Nook location at 1 Allen St. Douglastown (behind Northumberland Square Mall, formerly Sky-Tech and T&R Sports).
I was on the Chatham side of the Miramichi River today looking for places that sell books due to the fact that we no longer have a dedicated book seller here in Miramichi since the Books Inn fire over two years ago. The ARM (Autistic Resources Miramichi) Book Nook was a place I had heard about since it opened last June; I really don’t know why it took me so long to get there, I drive by Chatham almost every day on my way to and from work. The store sells used books for adults and children as well as movies and CDs and (yes) even cassette tapes.
The store is extremely well-stocked and – most importantly for book hounds like me – well organized and tidy. A young man named Tyler was working the day I visited and was helpful in telling me about the general layout of the store. I was able to find a signed copy of Miramichi’s own Larry Lynch’s “An Expectation of Hope” (Gaspereau Press, 2002) as well as a copy of Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” (Vintage, 1989). The total: $6.00.
The Book Nook is located at 139 Duke Street in Chatham. It’s open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4:30. They only accept cash at this time.
Pay them a visit soon; I’m sure you will not walk out empty-handed!