Friday, November 29, 2013

It's Good to Be the King

Today I went to John K. King bookstore in downtown Detroit. Wow. I will definitely be coming back. They have an amazing collection of plays, and I literally had to be dragged away from the drama section.

In addition to buying an 1892 edition of the plays of Sheridan, I picked up a great anthology of nineteenth-century British plays. The anthology has Charles Robert Maturin's play Bertram, as well as Dion Boucicault's London Assurance and Robert Browning's Pippa Passes.

The bookstore is located in an old glove factory. It is somewhat heated, very dusty, and packed to the gills with treasures. Detroit might be going bankrupt, but it's still an amazing city, and John K. King is proof.