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BEST UNKNOWN BOOKSTORE
"...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: February 2011
READ Books Serial Newsletter: Part II; LITERARY FIGHT CLUB Literary Fight Club Background: After taking nominations from our readers regarding the toughest authors to ever attack the written word, we came up with 16 surly scribblers. The … Continue reading
READ Books Serial Newsletter: A newsletter in several, brief installments. Part I: Anniversary Issue Four years is a helluva long time if you’re, say, five-years-old. Listen, I know a few five-year-olds that have been bumming around our bookstore since we … Continue reading