'Each Book Has a Story, or Rather History'

"Each book has a story, or rather history. As objects, they are tangible, tactile, solid. Their spines creak as you open them and their pages lie as individually as a woman’s hair on a pillow. So it is with most every book....

"Not that I've anything against e-books and Kindles. Some day I'll likely buy one and be thoroughly impressed. But can you throw it at the cat or flatten a roach, can you hide things in it, use it as a filing system, or dribble wax onto the back cover and stick a candle on it to enhance the atmosphere of a faraway room and, in those flickering shadows, make love?"

--Grant Buday, from his essay "Old Paper" in the latest issue of Brick


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