05 January 2007

Three More Literary Quotes

And you know you are an obsessive book person when you buy books you already have in multiples, and there is nothing at all special about the new copy you buy except that you are protecting it from people who don’t understand it.

book collector Sally Spooner

A curse for underhanded bookdealers: Let them have a copious variety of urgent, but fraudulent, book orders and increasingly tempting Nigerian schemes richly laden with ornate subordinate clauses, Victorian circumlocutions of cloying sweetness, and semi-plausible misspellings. Furthermore, let their own spellchecker be seeded with random malapropisms.

bookdealer David Anderson

If you call yourself a bookdealer and don’t have a cat, then you’re not a bookdealer to us.

bookdealer Thomas Owen (tongue in cheek!)

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