Friday, November 1, 2013

The invitation of a bookstore occurs on so many levels that it seems we must take our time. We peruse the shelves, weaving around the other customers, feeling a cold gust of rain from the open door, not really knowing what we want. Then there! On that heaped table, or hidden on the lowest, dustiest shelf, we stumble on it. A common thing this volume. There may be five thousand copies of this particular book in the world, or fifty thousand, or half a million, all exactly alike, but this one is as rare as if it had been made solely for us. We open to the first page, and the universe unfolds, "Once upon a time…"
~Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

2 comments:

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

This is so true!! Love it!

Trish said...

Yes, with passages like this I must get my hands on the book.