Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Old Books

I flirted with using a tablet but there's something about the physicality of a real book- especially if it's an old book and has a bit of history to it.

Second-hand books were cheap when I was a kid. but then the prices climbed. Now- thanks to everything being available on line- they're cheap again. Yesterday I picked up a 9th edition of Barrie's A Window in Thrums for £1.99 in an Oxfam shop. Hard back, over 100 years old,  with some long-dead bloke's bookplate on the inside cover- and they were all but giving it away...
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