Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Burke's Bookstore

I came across an awesome story by a guy named Jim Hanas about his time working as a shop clerk in Burke's Books in Memphis.
A lot of interesting firsts and signed editions passed through the store, like the day Faulkner paramour Joan Williams came in to have all her association copies from “Bill” wrapped in acetate dust jackets. The copy machine was right there, and I often wish I’d taken a shot of the inscriptions.
Read on so you could find out about an even more unlikely visitor to the bookstore and join me in a silent "eeeeww" after you find out what kind of books they actually bought at Burke's.

via Maud Newton.

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