Walter Mencken 2:37 p.m., March 1
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I love the smell of used books...
But as of the end of this month I will have to find myself another “secret spot” to indulge in my “guilty pleasure” as my favorite bookstore in Normal Heights is going out business. The building where Wm Burgett Books & Collectibles is located got purchased by Pilgrimage Yoga so I guess I have to start doing Yoga instead of reading, I hope the smell of the books will stick around for a while:). The store is open till the end of the month; all the books being 75% off. Today I purchased 3 great books for only 1$. The owner of the store, Bill Burgett, a witty, full of life man looked like he was losing his only child. He still will do online book sales but it won’t be the same. I will miss going in and wondering aimlessly through the mountains of books. To me Normal Heights won’t be the same without Burgett Books, it’s sad:(.
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