These photos, taken today, illustrate the absolute coolest place on the planet earth to shop for old church books, and it's located in an old (Swedish Covenant) church! Loome Books is the largest secondhand dealer of theological books on the continent and they are just the best.
See and link here: http://www.loomebooks.com/
See and link here: http://www.loomebooks.blogspot.com/
As a kid sometime in the eighties my mother brought me to this shop and from that moment on I was hooked, just like everybody else.
And this place is a must visit if you have any interest in old Catholic books.
It's located on a hill overlooking the wonderful little river town of Stillwater, located on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River, about a forty-five minute drive from the gateway Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
It's a place where you even sometimes see cardinali (cardinals) and vescovi (bishops) now and then...and the owners are great!