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Help out a used bookseller!

This is awful: this week, Popek's Used and Rare Books (Otego, NY) had a water pipe freeze and burst, flooding the store. (The owner, Michael Popek, runs the blog Forgotten Bookmarks which I've linked to before.) Michael estimates that they lost about $10,000 worth of books, which is bad news for any bookseller but especially for a small operator. (He also has a newborn baby at home, and all the expense that involves.) If you're on the lookout for used or rare books, I suggest you browse their online store and strongly consider buying there, just to help out a little.

And he also lost most of his forgotten bookmarks. Doubly sad.

January 17, 2012 in Books | Permalink