Rare books are harder to find than many amateur collectors think, and its more probable that buying old books leads to hoarding rather than a big payday. Its highly unlikely, for instance, for a library to accidentally sell off an expensive treasure, since most institutions check books against databases before selling off their stock....more
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Why stuff your body with Thanksgiving leftovers when you could be stuffing your bag with used books?
It was another reminder that I will surely die before I read all of my books, that my descendants will one day be forced to shovel through it all, skeptically asking one another, “Did he actually read all these?”
(On second thought, go ahead and finish those sweet potatoes.)...more
A character in Jim C. Hines’s Libriomancer calls bookstores “the closest thing I have to a church.”
If you, too, worship at the altar of crowded shelves and cracked spines, you’ll adore this list of ten unique bookstores from around the world as much as we did....more