Murphy's Loft Revisited
Murphy’s Loft was a barn converted into a bookstore on Main St in Mullica Hill, NJ. I found the above picture from another blog. I highly recommend checking it out because they have some other pictures of the inside showing just how special this place was. I say was because last year, the owner retired. As a result, the inventory of the loft was placed in boxes outside and listed under “Free” on Craigslist. My husband (Al) and I gassed up the E-350 and filled it to the TOP with bags and boxes of books. We put all of the books in plastic bins and as a result I’ve had 40-50 bins of books in my kitchen for the past year! This past weekend we finally decided it was time to start cataloging the books. I couldn’t wait to see what treasures we would find! Were any books autographed? Had anyone used a hundred dollar bill as a bookmark and left it in their book? How old is the oldest book we have? So much excitement, I can’t believe we put this off for a year. The intent for this blog is to chronicle my exciting journey through the treasure trove of Murphy’s Loft and keep in mind, these books I have are only a small sampling of how amazing this bookstore was.