Our stock: True to our roots as a used bookstore, we have great military history, half-off trade paperback fiction, a beautiful classics section, and many others. We sell modern firsts (signed Faulkner, Harper Lee and Margaret Mitchell), and have just about every new and used Charleston book ever written (there are a lot). We also carry many new books, including children’s books and cookbooks. It’s a big store — our 10 feet of King Street storefront belies a much longer space (172 feet long but who’s counting).
With Look & See, Berry tells the stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. Rather than train the lens on Berry himself, as would be an expected and more typical approach, Look & See allows Berry, in a sense, to point the camera toward the stories and landscapes he would have us regard: the stories of small generational farmers in Henry County as a way to better understand the struggles, hopes and vital importance of rural land-based communities.