048/366: Reading Race

Every Sunday, I take the kids down to the Schenectady Greenmarket, which from May-October is held outdoors, on the streets around City Hall. This puts it right next to our local independent bookstore, The Open Door, which is kind of popular with the kids:

SteelyKid and The Pip running into our local independent bookstore. SteelyKid and The Pip running into our local independent bookstore.

We have a standing agreement that they can each get one book every week, and SteelyKid can use her allowance to buy a toy if she chooses. We're amassing quite the collection of picture books, and The Pip will buy absolutely anything with superhero branding-- this week, he insisted on getting a "How to Draw [DC] Superheroes" book, despite the fact that he can neither read the text nor draw a steady enough line to follow any of the instructions. Because it was the only book with Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman on the cover that we didn't already own.

In a couple of weeks, the market moves inside, at Proctors, and the Open Door shifts to winter hours, meaning they're not open yet at the time that would be most convenient for a market visit, which may curtail our visits a little. So, this seemed like an appropriate time to grab a shot of the store...

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