•Jimbocho•

Used.

Nearly all of the books on the overflowing shelves of this neighborhood have been used–have been finished, or flipped through or flirted with.

 


The patrons, the treasure seekers of these secondhand shops understand that this is a good thing. That “used” does not mean “lessened”.


They understand that “worn” does not equal “forlorn”, that “used” does not mean “damaged” but rather that a purpose is being fulfilled.

And, as they drag their thumbs across textured spines, or turn through spotted pages, they understand that “used” does not mean there is any less to offer. They discover that, for every new pair of eyes that fall upon its pages, a book has new life to give.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s