The Trans Allegheny Books, Inc. http://www.transalleghenybooks.com, is one of the most unique buildings in Parkersburg and one you do not want to miss if you are in the area. It is rich in local history; but the thing that most sets it apart is its beautiful architecture.
When you step inside the first thing you notice is the amazing winding glass staircase leading to the second floor, entirely made of glass. It is too hard to describe the beauty of this old building in words. If you are unable to visit; please accept my invitation to travel to Parkersburg, WV on-line and make the Trans Allegheny Book Store one of the stops that you plan on spending some time in.
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