If you watched the series “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (and if you haven’t you better!) and you watched episode 4, there is an older lady interviewed, Ruth Kirk. To get a feeling of how many books she wrote read this article on her from last year. So I was a wee bit excited last night in Comstock’s in historical downtown Auburn, Washington when I came across a near perfect copy of Exploring Mount Rainier, 1968 edition. Even the fold out in the back was like new.
A book on the history, geology, wildlife, flora and so much more. Beautiful drawings. But most of all? That smell that only an old bookstore has. I buy so much online now that I miss the smell. When I walked in with Walker in my arms it was like being 5 again and wandering through multiple rooms of knowledge. Yeah, I love books. Walker was more interested in all the cats living in the store.
If you love (Rainier) Tahoma this is a beautiful book and a glimpse into how it was once.