Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chapel Hill, North Carolina: West Franklin Street 1

Visiting Chapel Hill haunts during Thanksgiving Break. Overall, there's a lot more stuff around town than when I went to school here, but architectural integrity remains in good shape, even with several new ziggurats lifting the skyline at certain angles. Other places remain as institutions but have played little games of musical chairs, being moved down the road apiece. In recent years, Talullas (aka Talulla's), a Turkish eatery at 456 West Franklin Street, has been added to the mix. And by lucky break, a football game was going on, with most people milling around uptown being shuttled off to the stadium a good ways off. Yes! Talulla's has a lush interior, excellent food and impeccable service.

The Bookshop of Chapel Hill, 400 West Franklin. It began as a merger of two closeby bookstores in the mid-1980s -- I remember them, too. Now you can search a good selection of their stock online here:

At the bricks and mortar location, too, books and other materials are well-organized in a more compact fashion than in the way back when. It was well-attended today with lots of readers and collectors, always a joy to see.  Fellow travellers . . .

Today's Rune: Breakthrough.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I've been to Chapel Hill. Liked it. my only regret is I didn't get to wander through the bookstores enough.