Tag Archives: Used Bookstores

“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry

There are few of them left: the kind of used bookstore with old, over-stuffed wooden shelves, literate staff, and stacks of volumes crowding the aisles. This is the kind of used bookstore that plays the Canadian Broadcasting Company in the … Continue reading

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The Gift of the Magi

There are few of them left: the kind of used bookstore with old, over-stuffed wooden shelves, literate staff, and stacks of volumes crowding the aisles. The kind of used bookstore that plays the Canadian Broadcasting Company in the background. I … Continue reading

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Essay Chat: “On Three Ways of Writing for Children” by C.S. Lewis

My mother went to university when I was in grammar school. One of the great payoffs for me was her Anthology of Children’s Literature. It was a mammoth, double-columned tome of poetry, folklore, myth, and short stories. I loved it, … Continue reading

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On a Love for Books; or, An Apology to My Patient Wife

I am, alas, a frequenter of used bookstores. While I like new bookstores, I find them too bright, too organized, almost clinical. They are garish and ostentatious, and all of them share the great sin of not selling my own … Continue reading

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The Screwtape Letters Special Illustrated Edition by Artist Wayland Moore: A Bookstore Find Review

Some of my favourite books are found at out-of-the-way second hand bookstores—a dying breed, I’m afraid. During a rainy drive through New Brunswick in June my wife and I stopped at Rags of Time bookstore, a tight, well-organized and overstocked … Continue reading

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