Maybe it's because I work for a newspaper, and although I'm in the age-group that isn't supposed to care about ink on paper, I still do. Maybe it's because I've had my nose in a book since before kindergarten.
Whatever the reason, bookstores crammed from ceiling to floor with dusty editions stacked so tight and so high that you have to bend your body to move around them thrill my soul.
Charles Felts, owner of The Way Were Were Used and Rare Bookshop, owns such a store. I walk in and my heart sings and my reading eyes blur.
But there is a reason we're talking about it on the Savvy Shopper blog.
From April 3 to April 14, Felts will discount all books in his store by 30 percent.
This is what he says about the selection at his Phoebus shop.
"The shop offers over 10,000 hardbound books covering all non-fiction genres, especially military history, but also the classics, childrens', mysteries and science fiction."
In true bookshop fashion, the store only accepts paper (cash), not plastic.