March 08, 2008

Another reason to love Lynchburg

Construction Man David

I didn't really intend to run a complete series of blog posts on why I love Lynchburg so much, but things keep popping up. And today brought another reason to love Lynchburg into view.

My wife took our family to Little Dickens—a delightful bookstore that sells new and used books as well as educational toys, teaching supplies, and other things. As if this all was not good enough, there's a very good coffee shop called The Drowsy Poet in the back of the bookstore. They have very good coffee, a good selection of sandwiches, wraps, and other foods. And to top it all off, they have free internet access.

The Sermon On the Mount,
by James Montgomery Boice

My father has always loved used bookstores because he manages to find real treasures in them—treasures that apparently no one else has noticed yet. Today Kim discovered a James Montgomery Boice commentary on Matthew 5-7. The Sermon on the Mount is one in a series of expositional commentaries. The series includes expositional commentaries of the Minor Prophets, the Psalms, the Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of John, Acts, Romans, and Ephesians. Until his recent death, Dr. Boice was the pastor of the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Every book I've ever read by Dr. Boice has been outstanding. I'm really looking forward to reading this book.

After returning from the bookstore, David wanted to go down to the parking lot near our house where he saw a parked backhoe. Thus the photo at the top of this post.

The Little Dickens Bookstore has hard cover books for less than $3.00 and has an amazing collection. If you're in Lynchburg, check them out.


  1. Ahhhh...another of my favorite "haunts". Plus, you can't argue with a fancy coffee as you peruse the used books. :o)

  2. With chairs and sofa's spread through out the store they allow time for you to decide what wonderful books you would like to take home. Mrs Wilt, I bet the boys love the train and "horse" outside, I know David does.

  3. Actually, Mrs. Wilt, I'd probably be okay in a junk yard ... as long as there was coffee. I'm not going to admit addiction, but I definitely would be in trouble if coffee was outlawed.

  4. Christopher really enjoyed visiting with Clio, the store rabbit in the cage by the front door. After a while, though, she disappeared- I'm not sure if she hopped into that "big meadow in the sky" or if someone just took her home for keeps. He misses her.:o)

  5. Mrs. Wilt - you sang awesome in church today! Thank you.

    I never got to meet the bunny. Maybe it's hiding from you out of fear of the "Beyond the Bunny" series.


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