Morley once contributed a few words to an advertisement for Leary's Book Store in Philadelphia:
"…Why do the literary journals say so little in honor of man's only nirvana, the Secondhand Bookstore?...A Man of Feeling always frequents the secondhanders."
Exactly. I find that I am never annoyed by spending another few minutes in an old bookstore where there are used books stacked floor to ceiling….
If that makes me a "Man of Feeling," well, yes, I plead guilty.
Sadly, Leary's—despite Morley's kind words—closed its doors in 1969.
Requiescat in pace.
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