9.03.2012

Op Cit - A Used-But-Loved - Bookstore

 
SCULPTING A PALACE IN OUR MEMORY
 
Fewer things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left
behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our
memory to which, sooner or later - no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget - we will return.
 
Passage from - The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón


Photography by C. Whitney-Ward



 
OP CIT - next to Counter Culture along Baca Street -  is a gem.  Brimming with used, new and rare books, it has a wonderful energy that begs you to linger and browse and discover.  "We consciously designed the space so that it draws you in," explains Sierra Logan, who owns this one-year old book store with business partner Noemi Debodisco. "We've both worked in the book industry for decades, and we took what we enjoyed about other bookstores and distilled that into Op Cit.
 
 
Noemi had been collecting books for years and many of those found their way into the shop. There are high-end, signed collectibles, books from estate sales - books on just about every topic."Something for everyone," quips Sierra.
 
 
Great prices on books!


 
 "We try to find books that are interesting and unusual; everything we stock we enjoy ourselves." And they only stock books that are in wonderful condition and they add an acetate cover to each hardcover book, so it  is protected and has a 'new' feel.


 


 OP CIT
 
930-C Baca Street (next to Counter Culture) 
Santa Fe, NM
 
505.428.0321
 
 
 And, if you're pining away for an amazing handmade book, head over to
Guadalupe Street and at - SEA IN THE DESERT - you'll find these..created by
Taos mixed media artist, Thomas Ashman.
 
 
The covers are framed glass with photo transfers...
 
 
 

When the book is closed the image from the first page adds another
 visual dimension.


Some books have color and textured washed onto the pages.
 
 
 
 
A SEA IN THE DESERT
407 S. Guadalupe St. - Santa Fe, NM
505.988.4920

 

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