Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Virginia Woolf on Second hand bookshops

Books are everywhere; and always the same sense of adventure fills us. Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.

A quote from The Death of the Moth and other essays

I like most keen readers like to forage in second hand bookshops. They are great places full of surprises and often serendipitous discoveries.

My favourite second hand bookshop is in Alnwick. I found a pristine first edition of Flush by Woolf there.