The love that dare not speak its name

This makes my heart leap: The holy grail of independent booksellers, Powell’s City of Books:

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It doesn’t look like much, but this bookstore covers a full city block. More than one million used and new books meticulously arranged, nine colour-coded rooms with 3500 different sections, a rare book room , coffee shop, author events and art exhibits.

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Overexited librarian performing unlicensed “hyllerydding”:

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Being a “book lover” has for some reason become synonymous with  being old-fashioned and resistant to change. There is a certain irony in this. Books are agents of change, no matter what format they are in. I love books because I love to learn, and a certain misanthropic personality trait is tempered by the love of experiencing the world filtered through other people’s minds – expressed in books. Also: there is no democracy without dissemination of knowledge. Embrace it in all forms and formats.



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