Books with Heart

Across the street from the Amtrak station in Hattiesburg, Miss., you’ll find Main Street Books, a quaint bookstore with a lot of heart. Owned by Mr. Shepherd, the bookstore has its own four legged book enthusiast. Patch, Mr. Shepherd’s blind book-loving cat will help book lovers find their next read. Just ask Mr.Shepherd, “Want Patch to pick out a book? He’ll pick out your books for ya.”


Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, to leave New York and capture #AmtrakStories from across the country. For 31 days, we’ll share one new portrait and story each day on our blog in celebration of the customers who ride America’s Railroad.