Chop Suey is not just for dinner anymore.

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While attending a book signing last week, I had the good fortune to tour Chop Suey Books in Carytown.  I asked Andrew Blossom, the store manager, how Chop Suey Books got its name.  “Our first store in Carytown was located in a space which once housed George’s Chop Suey restaurant.”   Chop Suey Books offers “used books to go”.  Blossom explained that the book store specializes in rare and used books in art, photography, architecture, philosophy and modern first editions. 

They carry a smart inventory of current publications as well. I snagged a signed copy of David Sedaris‘ latest book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: a Modest Bestiary.

Chop Suey Books also partners with River City Reads for book signing and reading events. Together they are sponsoring a reading, by the author Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt, of Finding Thalhimers  on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 at Beth Ahabah Synagogue.

Shop locally for books.  Check out this store.  You’ll be glad you did.  Aside from having a great selection of books, it’s next door to an ice cream shop.  Is there anything that goes better with a good book than a scoop of ice cream?

Visit Chop Suey books at www.chopsueybooks.com and on their Facebook page.

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