84, Charing Cross RoadBook - 1990
" 84, Charing Cross Road will beguile and put you in tune with mankind... It will provide an emollient for the spirit and sheath for the exposed nerve." -- The New York Times
"A unique, throat-lumping, side-splitting treasure." -- San Francisco Examiner
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Have you ever had the experience where it seems like the world is conspiring to get you to read a certain book? Well, it recently happened to me. I was minding my own business, shelf-reading in the stacks. (For the uninitiated, shelf-reading is a common task at the library. We go up and down the rows of books meticulously checking the labels on their spines to make sure they are shelved… (more)
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LPL_MeredithW May 14, 2017
This collection of letters exchanged by a reader and the bookshop who helped keep her in the classics is an instant classic itself - I bought a personal copy the day after I finished it.
LPL_MeredithW Apr 11, 2017
A small, perfect collection of letters exchanged by a book-buyer and bookseller over the course of more than two decades. An instant new favorite!
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“I love inscriptions on flyleaves and notes in margins, I like the comradely sense of turning pages someone else turned, and reading passages someone long gone has called my attention to.”
“I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest. The day Hazlitt came he opened to "I hate to read new books," and I hollered "Comrade!" to whoever owned it before me.”
"WHAT KIND OF A PEPYS" DIARY DO YOU CALL THIS? this is not Pepys' diary, this is some busybody editor's miserable collection of EXCERPTS from Pepys' diary may he rot. i could just spit. where is jan. 12, 1668, where his wife chased him out of bed and round the bedroom, with a red-hot poker? where is sir w. pen's son that was giving everybody so much trouble with his Quaker notions? ONE mention does he get in this whole pseudo-book, and me from Philadelphia. I enclose two limp singles, I will make do with this thing till you find me a real Pepys. Then i will rip up this ersatz book, page by page, AND WRAP THINGS IN IT. -Oct. 15, 1951
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