After work I went on a trip to Castlemaine to visit some book stores.
I drove through Daylesford first and visited the Paradise Bookstore and took a few photos of the surrounds.
I went to 4 bookstores in Castlemaine. The first one ( Soldier and Scholar Books) made me VERY claustrophobic! ( see the photos below)
The second one (the Mount of Alex Bookshop )had some excellent first editions but a bit too expensive for me.
I visited the local botanical gardens, Buda historic house, market, a WW1 German cannon (Distributed to country towns after the war and still on display outside the railway station.) and the old gaol.
The third one ( Stoneman's Bookroom) was in the CBD and was well stocked but mostly new books I can get in Ballarat.
The last one where I bought most of my books ( called Book Heaven) was just out of town and appears to have a permanent 50% sale on.
After a coffee I went home. ( I took a few photos of a little creek near Guildford and Mount Franklin.)