Even veteran expats sometimes feel a strong pull towards the sights and sounds of home. For some, reading books by authors from their homeland provides a sense of connection to the voices and perspectives they miss.
With the imminent closing of Barnes and Noble, in Reston, traditional book stores are becoming fewer, and retail outlets for reading materials scattered further afield. For those seeking a good old fashioned paperback, that isn't back lit or buried inside a smart phone or iPad, Reston Used Book Store is a veritable Alladin's cave of things to read. The shelves are stacked from floor to ceiling, with gently used books, and there is bound to be something from that author who thinks like you do, and writes about that country that is home.