Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What is "Used" in a Used Book


I have added another to my list of dream jobs; that of book tender in a used books stand.

I assume it's not exclusive to Santiago, but at least in Santiago, there are many stands where used books are sold, in fairs and so on.

I find it cool to dedicate yourself to the recycling of thoughts, words, ideas. Beyond cool. 



PS: My favorite moment comes when, upon opening the front cover of a battered edition, I find myself with a poem, or a dedication; it's as if the past lives of authors and readers alike converge in one unique object.

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