Monday, November 19, 2012

Secondhand Book Shops are Lovely

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By now, I probably preferred secondhand books to new ones. In America such items were disparagingly referred to as "previously owned"; but this very continuity of ownership was part of their charm. A book dispensed its explanation of the world to one person, then another and so on down the generations; different hands held the same book and drew sometimes the same, sometimes different wisdom from it.
~Julian Barnes


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love how the black and white makes this bookstore even more intriguing. I'd love to be browsing there right now.

Trish said...

Beautiful, isn't it? I could see myself pulling an armload of books off the shelves and settling into that chair for some thorough reading.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I really love any book store that allows me to sit among the books and relax. This pic is beautiful :)