old building, overlooking the Lake , remains virtually unchanged
from its past as a refreshment stand during the heyday of
Lake Ronkonkoma during the 1930s and 1940s. The kitchen
appliances have been removed, shelves have been added and
thousands of used paperback books in every category have
been brought in to fill them. Truly, the book store with
a view which changes daily with the weather and quarterly
with the seasons.
"a book is like a friend, because when you read, you
feel close to someone."
at The Book House:
OF APPLE BLOSSOM TIME
M. Holzapfel, self-published 2001. 8-3/4" x 11"
Laminated cover, comb binding, 102 pp. Brand-new copy. A
memoir of early days (the 1930s and 1940s) in, around, under
and over Lake Ronkonkoma . The book contains a map showing
locations of 70 pavilions, hotels and inns formerly surrounding
the Lake. 40 photographs and illustrations. Speedboat racing
on the Lake; schooldays; the famous, the infamous and other
people; pavilions burning.... and much more. It has received
good reviews in Long Island newspapers, and the author has
been interviewed on News 12 Long Island (TV) about the book