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July 3, 2021

when some buddies and i hitched cross-country in 1990,
i was such a book hound that by the time we reached the
grand canyon, my aluminum frame backpack
was stuffed with dozens of paperbacks which
i had to check into a rented locker before
hiking down to the bottom. everywhere we
went, used book stores were our top stops.
with its crowded shelves, labyrinthine aisles,
cozy nooks, and obligatory cat, The Book Trader
would have rated high then, and its stubborn
purrassistance in the age of amazon
makes it even more precious now.