Forty years in my bookshop

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Fate eventually brings her together with a handsome bull rider named Lucas. Old books have a particular scent of their own which, of course, has nothing to do with the their subject; the paper in books have a particular property that makes books smell so good, especially as they age: Go to a bookstore and take a whiff: and then take a whiff home with you. In the course of staying open for four years and losing what then seemed like vast sums of money, I had a lot of fun, did some good for the neighborhood, and became very active in the American Booksellers Association, where I found a great deal of sympathy for my somewhat self-interested and sectarian view that chains like Royal Discount Bookstores and Barnes and Nobles stores were out to ruin the world.

Pages: 283

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (1923)

ISBN: B0008582HU

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