the archivist May 24, 2013
A. Edward Newton
A. Edward Newton–he did indeed have a lot of books! (Credit: Wikipedia)

“The buying of more books than one can perchance read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity, and this passion is the only thing that raises us above the beasts that perish.” — A. Edward Newton (1863-1940)

… It occurred to me earlier today that I haven’t sold any books, CDs, or DVDs on or Amazon in more than six months. I can’t help but get chills. I don’t think I’m going to like this brave new world of precious art, literature, and music loaded onto cheap plastic gizmos.

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