where i work

 upstairs at the barnes and noble at georgia tech

upstairs at the barnes and noble at georgia tech

Bookstores are my crack; I can't stay away and always want more. An afternoon is never enough.

My husband's office is only two blocks away from the Georgia Tech campus;  while I can't say I've explored the campus, I can say I know the bookstore.

The downstairs portion is mostly college sweatshirts, and an Apple store. The upstairs corner holds textbooks and a sundries shop. But one corner of the upstairs is heaven, with floor to ceiling windows, tables and cozy chairs.

I sit down to write (or read), and immediately, I'm in the zone.

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The  other Barnes and Noble, the one on Peachtree in Buckhead is always crowded. I can't find a seat anywhere at 8 a.m. or 8 a.m., but the Georgia Tech lounge is always waiting.

I wrote i am a telescope: science poetry at the banquette pictured above. I edited Wanton: Stories of Wonderfully Shameless Women in the very last chair, by the window.

 early morning at the georgia tech bookstore

early morning at the georgia tech bookstore

I'm writing this, at this very moment, at a quiet table at the edge. One foot in the lounge, one foot in the sundry section. And my head lost in thought.

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