Hi Booktomato family! We are currently having a grand adventure across the pond in Ireland for summer vacation, and it has been amazing! We are travelling through Dublin county, in the city center and through the mountainous countryside, and this weekend, we are driving to the western coast for some rocky beaches and a feast of oysters. I am addicted to Irish brown bread and strawberries. They are some of the best strawberries I've ever eaten. Along with delicious food, Ireland is the home of the truly adorable book shop! Look at the two I have fallen in love with. The first is Hodges Figgis, the oldest and biggest book store in Dublin.
Look at that giant display of kids lit! So many kids books!
Here is a tiny, charming book shop that I found while wandering through Dalkey village, a suburb of Dublin that is positioned right on the beautiful Dublin Bay coast. I picked up a few nice additions to our picture book collection here.
Where is summer break taking you and your family? If you find a great book store in your travels, send in a pic! I would love to see it.