It is our mission to build a flourishing environment for the life of the mind. Our shop is a welcoming respite that bustles with excitement and unhurried wonder.
So reads the website of Commonplace Books, a special shop and also the one hundredth reason why I've enjoyed getting to know Oklahoma City.
It's places like this that usher me in.
It's the people in these places that keep me inside.
Exploring. Absorbing. Smiling. Softly talking to the shop owners about the prose and cookbooks sweeping the literati.
Buying from Commonplace makes shopping anywhere else feel like I'm letting down My People: Ben, Boz, and all the other shop keepers who offer poignant suggestions and repeat your name a few times so it's firmly instilled in the brain, ready to welcome you in the next time.
Visiting OKC? Please give Boz my love.
- Commonplace Books: 1325 N. Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK