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Tuesday February 19th 2013    Tim Candler

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1156973/Thousands-scramble-free-books-Amazon-supplier-abandons-warehouse.html

    Many years ago, long before you could read or acquire old books on the internet, a person had to wander though the second hand book shop with his half crown and empty cigarette packet.  A risky business for those of us prone to adverse reaction once in the presence of dustiness, damp, the spores of mushroom and other encumbrances. 

    All the same I do try hard to recreate the ambience of such happy places here in the room where I sleep.  It's a tumble, but fortunately there is always a tissue lying around, some of them in better shape than others. Then you read of a Fulfillment Center going bankrupt and the smiles are free at last.

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