Lady Books

Across from milky fountains there’s a saturday market flush with organic vegetables and handwoven blankets. Here, the free downtown trolleys end their runs transitioning into their suburban commuter routes

High heels click brickwork mingling with steel rail noise. As water tumbles crows outcry buskers playing their drums. It’s an amalgamation of voices whirling up like dust devils if dust held music, spit, and long eerie cries of visible woes

This curious arcade, burning with life pulsars, is a mall for those who fancy characters in an 18th Century novel. Pastoral romance of car alarms and homeless camp smells

Trolleys ring out; sounds bouncing around concrete and stone. Female statues gracing the fountains have mascara smeared eyes from years of air pollution, marble erosion, and lonely caresses given before daybreak; she’s hard and cold but the form is true

Between vacant towers, a blue sunrise-orange storefront waits for ladies whose corsets are confining during the daily work grind. Push through mirrored doors, a jingle of bells, and a rush of lights to a long plush hallway decorated by wartime pinups and pinwheels

International pleasures, mapped on graticule wallpaper, adorn a vaulted main lounge crisscrossed by ornate library style shelves. Creativity, elegance, variety, exoticism, all spices in these racks where section headings penned on white 3×5 cards are listed on each row

  • Hot Sauce: Men in the Kitchen
  • Leather Boots made for Riding
  • Time Traveling Firemen
  • Blades, Babes & Glory
  • The Peppermint Baristas Union
  • The French Undergraduates
  • The Witches of Muff Town
  • Non-Verbal Androids
  • New Guy & his Two Brothers
  • Ladies, Lollipops & Tetris
  • Zombie Love: Two and a Half Men
  • Russian Dolls Duke it Out
  • The Walking Drop-Dead Gorgeous
  • Makeup Make out
  • Beaver State
  • Men Who Look like David Bowie

Welcome to a bookshop for the ladies who read-write their own code. May your screen shine from within as your voice sings without disguise 

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2 thoughts on “Lady Books

  1. Once again you’re written a piece that evokes and titillates and stimulates all the senses, the sights, smells, the sounds and tastes of a particular place. One that I feel I’ve been to before. Some of those book titles are just plain hilarious. Zombie Love: Two and a Half Men..oh my god.

    I’ll take Men who Look like David Bowie. Actually I’ll take David Bowie.

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