During your next layover in Milwaukee, Wisconsin be sure to spend time browsing used books in the Renaissance Book Shop.
I don’t get nearly enough time to read these days. I used to fly through novels week after week, now I’m lucky if I get through six in a year. And one of the only reasons I get through that many is because I fly frequently. Whether I’m flying for work or for personal reasons, I try hard to avoid staring at a screen that isn’t a Kindle. And while a Kindle will do in a pinch, I still prefer a good, bound book; which is why I’m a huge fan of the Renaissance Book Shop in Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.
This super-popular anomaly allows travelers to step back from technology and enter a word of escape and knowledge without ever worrying about your screen-time stats or brightness level. Operating in the airport since 1979, the Renaissance Book Shop is open to all and specializes in both used books and rare books. It’s also a sensational way to waste time during a layover. The book store is so popular that occasionally nearby residents will drive to the airport just to visit the shop.
Renaissance Book Shop hearkens back to a time when most book stores were quaint and filled with piles of books everywhere. Now book stores are a rarity and even a Barnes and Noble is getting harder to find. This used book store is definitely worthy of a visit and book-lovers will want to schedule a nice, long layover at MKE with enough time to browse through all the book store has to offer.
Find out more on the book shop’s Facebook page.