Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My husband claims I have an unhealthy obsession with secondhand bookshops. That I spend too much time daydreaming altogether. But either you intrinsically understand the attraction of searching for hidden treasure amongst rows of dusty shelves or you don't; it's a passion, bordering on a spiritual illness, which cannot be explained to the unaffected.
Kathleen Tessaro, Elegance


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9 comments:

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

delicious. i love quote.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I, too, love treasure hunting among bookshelves...but I must admit that I've curbed my appetite recently.

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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I certainly understand. So many don't.

Julie Flanders said...

Wonderful! Love this. :)

BookQuoter said...

I feel this way when I go through books at our library's used book store. It is so invigorating... I guess I am one of the 'very affecteds'

Shannon Young said...

I find it so hard to leave used bookstores once I'm inside. At least the books usually only cost a few dollars!

Bibliophile said...

Great quote, and that photo? This is what I would love for my library to look like.

Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) said...

I love this quote. I think it sums up my personality perfectly. Thanks for sharing. :)

Trish said...

Used book stores like this are beautiful, aren't they? Not too much chaos, but full enough to keep us 'affected' people enchanted for days.