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MacIntosh Books and Paper on Sanibel Island. Jan 26, 2021. Paul Goldfinger photos.   Click to enlarge photos.



MacIntosh display.  James Patterson lives in Florida, and this book was released just one month ago.  Paul Goldfinger photograph.


By Paul Golfinger, MD, Editor@Blogfinger.net


When we  visit Sanibel Island we always stop at the MacIntosh bookstore.  It is the sort of place where book-lovers love to go, to browse and to talk about books. Eileen’s eyes widened as we entered Rebecca Binkowski’s shop.  She looked around and exclaimed, “I love sox.”

I said, “Now you tell me.”

Another woman was also looking at the sox display. This selection was brightly colored with pictures on them.

This shop is hanging on. The shopping traffic has diminished, and across the country 20% of independent book shops are in danger of closing.

Eileen headed right to the children’s section.  She has pretty much given up on books on paper because all her “reading” is of audio books where someone reads a book to her.  The readers are specially talented–some are actors who make a career out of it.



Rebecca the owner of MacIntosh is bubbly, talkative, and happy; the perfect personality for what she does. She unmasked for the photo.   Paul Goldfinger photo.  Q2M   1/26/21


Rebecca is the 6th owner of the MacIntosh shop located in the 6th location on Sanibel Island.  That business was started in 1960, and a large photograph of the founder, named MacIntosh was hanging behind her.  But she was feeling optimistic because she said that “sales of books on paper” are up 30%—a good side effect of the pandemic.

The shop’s cat was sitting near my feet, looking up at us.  Rebecca says that Bart is the perfect book store cat.



Bart, the book store cat. Click to enlarge. PG





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Sanibel Island, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger.

Family.   Sanibel Island, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger.  Click for full view.

BILL FRISELL   from his album  When You Wish Upon a Star.   “The Shadow of Your Smile.”


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Paul Goldfinger. photo.  Sanibel Island. Undated ©  Click for back to black.



AMY WINEHOUSE:  from her album Back to Black



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Sanibel Island Causeway. Feb.20, 2020. By Paul Goldfinger© Click to enlarge  (the photo, not you.)


STEPHEN SONDHEIM.   From Sweeney Todd:   “Johanna”  with Victor Garber vocal.


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Sanibel Island Lighthouse Beach. Feb. 7, 2020. Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.




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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Captiva Island. Florida.  Pirates once roamed here.   Click on image to enlarge. Tri-X Collection.


“All the Things You Are.”   Live with Ken Peplowski  (clarinet) and Friends, honoring Benny Goodman.  Jerome Kern wrote the music, and the words are by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Jazz musicians love this classic.  Charlie Parker said that this song had his favorite lyrics. He used to call it “YATAG” which is an acronym for the lines “you are the angel glow” in the “B” part of the tune.

“You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
You are the angel glow that lights the star,
The dearest things I know are what you are.
Someday my happy arms will hold you,
And someday I’ll know that moment divine
When all the things you are, are mine.”

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Paul Goldfinger ©.Sanibel Island Lighthouse, Florida. c 2016. Tri-X Collection. Click to enlarge.

WARREN VACHE´AND FRIENDS.  Houston Person (tenor sax) and Nicki Parrott (vocal.)  “Only Trust Your Heart”   Written by Benny Carter.

“Never trust your dreams
When you’re about to fall in love
Or your dreams will quickly fall apart
So if you’re smart, really smart
Only trust your heart.”

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Paul Goldfinger ©. San Carlos Bay. Sanibel Island Causeway. January 2019.


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Lakes Park, Fla. Farmers’ Market Jan. 2, 2019 Paul Goldfinger image © Blogfinger.net

BERNADETTE PETERS:    “Look At His Eyes”  

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Sanibel Island. Fla.  Dec. 2018. Paul Goldfinger. ©

DALITA:  “La Violetera”   From the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s film Fading Gigolo.  The song is from 1914. Dalita performs in French.  In Spanish it means a girl who sells violets in the streets.  Charley Chaplin used the song in his 1931 film City Lights.

“City Lights” with Charlie Chaplin. Internet photo.

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