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"...aside from its insanely organized shelves, it also offers a smalltown coziness that larger, independent stores lack. Rare is a used bookstore that understands that used-book lovers aren't hoarders and cat collectors, but rather lovers of pop culture and refined culture. Read is the absolute best little place to lose an afternoon and emerge delighted and excited with a handful of treasures."
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“What shall I do with all my books?" was the question; and the answer, "Read them," sobered the questioner. But if you cannot read them, at any rate handle them and, as it were, fondle them. Peer into them. Let them fall open where they will... If they cannot enter the circle of your life, do not deny them at least a nod of recognition.
Monthly Archives: July 2010
Lift the Lid, Use the Potty by Annie Ingle Illustrated board book w/flaps. Ever wondered what’s underneath that diaper, or inside that toilet? Ever wonder if your toddler wonders these things? This book reveals that and so much more. $4.75.
(4) Jack London (Realistic Boxing) vs. (5) John Irving (Quirky Wrestling) This here is the classic contrast of styles: wrestler versus boxer; 500 pages of quirky character development butting heads with 200 pages of terse adventure prose; Garp in battle … Continue reading
It cost me $150 recently to fill the tank of my Subaru Forester, but oh how I filled it. After a morning in frolic with children in lovely Hahanmagna Watershed Park, I emerged onto Colorado Boulevard with an empty tank. … Continue reading
New Books: We have begun carrying new titles. Perks? They be new and clean! Pitfalls? They be priced new and clean! We have us some new Michael Pollan, David Sedaris’ When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Los Angeles Eat, Diary … Continue reading
Did you know – READ Books is the sort of proud owner of a relatively) new Facebook page. Please visit us there and become a fan. We’ve set a goal of attaining 1,000 fans real soon. That’s not all; we’ve … Continue reading
A selection of books from the shelves of our shop. We enjoyed reading them, and command you to do so too. Debbie Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour; Autobiography. Perhaps the greatest story L’Amour ever told was … Continue reading
LITERARY FIGHT CLUB – (1)Louis L’amour (Cowboy Boxer, MMA) vs. (9) David Mamet (Profane Brazilian Jujitsu Practitioner)
Literary Fight Club is where we pit the toughest authors— dead or alive—against one another in a real (albeit fake) battle to determine who is THE SURLIEST AUTHOR ALIVE (or dead). Louis L’amour (Cowboy Boxer, MMA) vs. (9) David Mamet … Continue reading