Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mad Dog & The Pilgrim a wayside stop for book-loving travelers

Rone Tempest writes about the latest wyofile story. This one is about Mad Dog & Pilgrim Bookstore, every Wyoming reader's favorite stop between Jeffrey City and Lander.

From Rone:

It is probably the last place on earth that you would expect to find a really fine used bookstore. Sweetwater Station, population plus-or-minus 5, is the next closest thing to a ghost town. It's 40 miles to the nearest gas station. Moose outnumber people there. But behind a simple wooden sign that says "Old Books, Fresh Eggs," is Mad Dog and The Pilgrim Booksellers. In the first in a series of stories about special Wyoming places, WyoFile profiles Lynda "Mad Dog" German and Polly "The Pilgrim" Hinds and their remarkable antiquarian bookshop that counts Buckingham Palace among its customers Illustrated with a slide show photo album by WyoFile award-winning photographer Brad Christensen.

Brad is a member of the Wyoming Arts Council's Artist Image Registry. For more about him and his work, go to http://www.bradchristensen.com/