And then on the way home from BEA there was a stop at the Niantic Book Barn

If you ever travel the 95 corridor through Connecticut towards New England, and you have never heard of the Niantic Book Barn, you are in for a treat. It is a sprawling complex of used books and gardens off exit 72 in Connecticut, and they have a whole large room of Young Adult books that is utterly worth visiting (and the prices are great-- 4 -5 dollars for a like new hardcover) To me it is extra special, because it is here that I met Megan Whalen Turner for the first time back in the summer of 2008.

So anyway, it was on my way home....

And I got (all hardcover like new)

Wren's War, by Sherwood Smith
The Doomsday Book, by Mark Teague
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, by Catherynne Valente
The Dark Mirror, by Juliet Marillier
Green Boy, by Susan Cooper

And my sister, who was driving me up from New York, had enough book credit there from trading stuff in to cover the cost. Thank you, dear sister.


  1. What a lovely selection of books! I'm espcially curious about The Girl Who Circumnavigated... which is waiting for me at the library (til Tuesday, unfortunately).

    And, we are most definitely stopping here on the way to RI on August. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I love the Book Barn! We used to go there every so often when I lived in CT (we were in Guilford, further down the shore) and had such fun wandering from building to building searching out treasures!

    Good loot you got!

  3. I've been meaning to read The Girl Who Circumnavigated. I only have the the ebook edition that was free for a few days. I have a feeling I'd end up buying the hardcover if I love it. And yay for Marillier! I've been meaning to read the Bridei Chronicles.

  4. Occasionally, I do have to travel through part of the I95 corridor, and will definitely check this out. Good to know there is a trading policy (I like that) Thanks for this information (I95 is really one of my least favorite roads anyway, so this just makes it a little better, which is a good thing)


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