Sauk Valley's premier bookstore/coffeehouse features fiction, non-fiction, children's & local interest books.
Open 7 days/week, we also have fine coffees & pastries, wooden puzzles, children's art supplies & other toys, handmade fair trade goods plus priceless conversation. Special orders welcomed.
We are an equal opportunity great good place. We could have a physician, a millwright, a retired schoolteacher, an unemployed housepainter ...
01 May 2012
Where Were You on the Day Osama Bin Laden Died?
We were in sunny Spain, bustling Barcelona. Overnight, at breakfast, there was a distinct buzz. Some people in the tour group came down to the dining room late; some hurried through their food and rushed back upstairs to watch CNN or SkyNews. "Osama bin Laden is dead." We all prepared for the long drive south to Valencia. It was an overcast day, even rainy in some parts. It was if a myth had been killed. It was as if all the world could barely believe it, nearly ten years coming.