Tuesday, June 22, 2010

library love

Since moving to Portland, I've rediscovered the library. I'm very lucky in that my fair city's library system is all kinds of wonderful, enabling my seriously bookish tendencies without costing me a fortune. I love the waxy canvas covers and rubbed-down foil titles, the whomp of a big book closing, the crumbly pages and old wood pulp smell; I miss the wooden card catalogs and their tidily typeset cards, the little manilla pockets and hand-stamped due dates.

And where else can you find a book on raising pet skunks? Totally serious here. Who knew skunks were such great companions?

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