Nothing is better than an easy summer afternoon by an Adirondack lake, complete with a comfortable Adirondack chair, a glass of wine and your favorite book. And if you’re looking for a great read about life in the Adirondack’s, look no further than Charlie Johns in Speculator, N.Y.
Charlie Johns has an extensive section of books in their store (really, it’s like a bookstore within a store) that are centered around Adirondack living. From non-fiction and historical books, to fiction novels, to cookbooks, to children’s books, if there are Adirondack stories to be told, chances are you’ll find it at Charlie Johns.
You’ll find historical works by such prolific authors as William J. O’Hern and Barbara McMartin, and on topics that include camp histories, hunting and fishing tales, Native American stories and much more. Chronicles of yesteryear await you, so if you’re the type of person who gets lost in stories of the past, make sure to check out the non-fiction section at Charlie Johns.
Or, if you’re the type who enjoys getting lost in a good fictional read, you’re also in luck. Charlie Johns has novels by authors like Russell Banks, Andrea Barrett, Alison McGhee, Jennifer Donnelly, William Judson and Irving Bacheller. Whether you’re looking for romance, fictionalized historical accounts, or a little action-adventure, you’ll find the perfect read at Charlie Johns.
If cookery piques your interest, you’ll find a number of Adirondack-inspired cookbooks at Charlie Johns, too. You’ll learn how to prepare game like venison, duck, and turkey (and the occasional bear), as well as find great recipes for fish like trout, salmon and pickerel.
And your kids can get in on the fun, too, with the wide variety of children’s books available at Charlie Johns. They carry many beautifully illustrated books that depict the flora and fauna of the Adirondacks, and spin yarns that include Native American folklore and historical tall tales.
Not to mention, Charlie Johns carries a number of maps and field guides to choose from, so if you’d prefer to go out and explore, you’ll be able to find your way and identify trees, plants, birds and animals that you might encounter along the way.
No matter what your reading pleasure, you’re sure to find it at Charlie Johns in Speculator. You can visit them online at charliejohns.com or in person at the Four Corners in Speculator. Charlie Johns is open Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.