Thursday, March 16, 2017

A reminder .…

 Bryn Mawr Book Sale Musings on the Ides of March With Shakespeare and Scott Fitzgerald | Town Topics. (Hat tip, Virginia Kerr.)

The scene with Brutus and his book suggests a hushed Shakespearean state of mind conducive to an appreciation of the timeless pleasure of reading celebrated every year by the Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale. With this great community event only two days away, what better occasion to think about reading? I mean deep, blissed-out reading, the total absorption in a text bound between two covers like the 80,000 or so that are, to put it crudely, up for grabs this Friday when the dealers and first-comers will make their customary dent in the massive stock after paying $25 for the privilege of a day-long preview.

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