I stopped by Barnes and Noble (B&N) the other day. I wanted to see what new books they had on retirement or senior issues that I could read and then pass on to you.
Barnes and Noble has changed. I noticed that the usual rows of beautiful wooden shelves were nearly bare. Many of the books were facing cover out, as opposed to binding out, just to take up space. It appears that many shelves now hold home school curriculum and toys. Back in the late 80’s when I worked as a community business development manager at a B&N in Lewisville, TX, I loved going through the rows of shelves to see what just arrived. At that time, the shelves held so many books that there was little room to face a book cover out. I often went home with a stack of books I’d purchased because I couldn’t select just one or two.
These days most people buy books online or download them to their digital readers. Lately, with my income being on the low side, compared to when I worked full-time, I either buy them online or check out the book from the local library. However, I have already read all the local library’s books on retirement. So there I was, looking through rows of nearly empty shelves at B&N trying to find books on retirement.
As I was browsing, I was stopped by a book which was faced cover out right at my eye-level. It was called Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst. I was familiar with Lysa from her daily uplifting message on K-LOVE radio and Proverbs 31 Ministry.