Last Sunday afternoon my friend Vanessa and I finally got the chance to visit Kaboom Books. It has been on my Houston bucket list for a while now...because I am one of those people that loves being a tourist in my own city. This little gem has been here for a few years and is located in the Houston Heights. I instantly fell in love as soon as I walked through the door because I spotted two gigantic fiddle leaf figs and if you know me and my love for plants, this just made this place even more magical.
There are books literally from the floor all the way up to the ceiling...just an endless amount of bookshelves filled with books everywhere you turn. There are so many different sections and the books are categorized by subject so it makes it very easy to find what you are looking for. There are various rooms that you can walk through and I've heard that at times there is a kitty cat that roams around the bookshop but we didn't get a glimpse of it.
The owners are very warm and inviting and will help you find anything you may need and in my case they let me snap away and photograph everything. They have owned bookstores in various cities and have collected so many different sorts of books throughout the years so you will probably find exactly what you need or they will give you better options. At Kaboom Books, you can buy books, trade books or sell your books.
In the second room I also saw some beautiful old vintage typewriters and different old vintage finds that people used to operate back in the day (obviously I can't even identify some of these things but I was very intrigued by them).
I also spotted a small sitting area with a leopard print couch and this beautiful woman sitting on it so peacefully just reading her book on this glorious Sunday. Sometimes I look at strangers who are alone and enjoying their time and I really think about how nice it is to slow down and do things like this for yourself. I think spending time alone is essential whether it's in a bookstore, in a coffeeshop or in a restaurant, but just taking the time to get lost doing something you love is the moral of the story here. Being the typical fashion lover that I am, I couldn't help but notice her outfit and her beautiful magenta shoes and how this scene was just picture perfect. I didn't want to be a creep so I had to overcome my shyness and ask her if I could capture her photo. She was so sweet and asked me information about myself so shoutout to Dorothy for being my muse for the day and letting me take her photograph. It's always little moments like these that keep me inspired to keep pursing photography.