Yesterday: In the Bookstore, and the Book that Found me


Yesterday, at the end of my workday, I wasn’t ready to go home yet. I had been meaning to go to Barnes and Noble and browse around, so that’s where I headed. I miss the independent bookstores that have closed one by one. And one day, I imagine, we will only have the option of buying books online.

Once inside the bookstore, I took a look at the new books; many I have seen at online review sites or heard mention of. I wasn’t feeling especially pulled by any. I wandered over to where the notecards, notebooks, and art supplies are kept, just past the business section and the bargain books. I skipped the business section and went to the bargain shelves and tables. I saw a visual book that teaches you how to learn the keys of the piano. I thumbed through it, slightly wishing that I knew how…

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About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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