From: Miller, Henry. “The Hour of Man.” Stand Still Like the Hummingbird.
– Paul Theroux, ‘Hotel Honolulu’
In my own experience, some of the best storytellers have not been people who call themselves writers or artists — and all the snooty connotations that goes along with those labels — no, the best storytellers I have known were normal, everyday people telling interesting stories from normal, everyday events.
[UPDATE 7/22/2014: Youtube commenters have pointed out that most bookstores do this in order to prevent people from dumpster-diving books and trying to resell the same stuff that was just thrown out. Makes sense. Also, I later learned that Half Price Books donates thousands of books each year to schools and libraries.]
I happened upon the [...]
From “Payne Hollow: Life on the Fringe of Society”:
Visit Koogmo Thrift & Junk to purchase any of the items listed below. You’ll find us located in the Vikon Village Flea Market (Booth #3016).
Bibliophiles and bookhounds know that there can be no such thing as a “crappy” book, right? Every book has a purpose, even if it’s just learning how to read, propping a door open, or using as kindling to start a fire.
The Mexican woman who manages the place saw that I was selling books at [...]
– Edward Abbey, “Desert Solitaire”