Stores full of new books are wonderful places, but prowling through stacks of secondhand books at a thrift store or yard sale satisfies the soul on a whole different level. It’s the thrill of the hunt – knowing that even though they may be loosely organized into broad categories, there’s no formula or marketing plan dictating what you will find. It’s the luck of the draw – which particular house move or spring cleaning shifted those particular volumes to that particular location. It’s the risk – knowing that you could come away empty handed, disappointed… but you might find a treasure!
100 Words, 05/10/2008