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Friday Blogging, Used Book Stores

April 17, 2009 · No Comments

…a couple of days ago the Boston Globe published a photo essay on used book stores in Boston. Glory.  With summer inching closer and closer the thought of old books a beach day reading is, well, enthralling.  Thoughts of Kindles and commentary on Kindles brings to mind, among other things, going to the bookstore. The experience of browsing in a bookstore, the mood, the drowsy anticipation, as one fingers books and decides how to spend an upcoming portion of one’s life as a reader.   Books out for sale across the north country soon, and from a card table on a lawn to one’s hands by the beach, used books are a great summer time thing.  Updike spoke on books and bookstores, lucidly, (of course), not too long ago…

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