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"My husband claims I have 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 unafflicted. Modern bookstores cannot compete with these eccentric charms. But secondhand shops have pilgrims. The words out of print are a call to arms for those who seek a Holy Grail made of paper and ink."

excerpt from the book Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens ..."

Carlos Ruiz Zafon (The Shadow of the Wind)

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