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azfellandco · 2 years ago
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Aziraphale collected books. If he were totally honest with himself he would have to have admitted that his bookshop was simply somewhere to store them. He was not unusual in this. In order to maintain his cover as a typical second-hand bookseller, he used every means short of actual physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours— he was incredibly good at it.  
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aeshnacyanea2000 · 2 years ago
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Aziraphale collected books. If he were totally honest with himself he would have to have admitted that his bookshop was simply somewhere to store them. He was not unusual in this. In order to maintain his cover as a typical second-hand bookseller, he used every means short of actual physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours—he was incredibly good at it.
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman - Good Omens
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vanishingsydney · 9 months ago
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Formerly Gould's Book and Video Arcade (established 1967, moved to this historic building in 1989). Run by the eccentric second-hand bookseller,       Bob Gould  - until his death aged 75 after a fall on the job in 2011 - the cavernous old ironworks famously offered about 1.5 million titles for sale at any one time over three levels. About 45,000 of those books were catalogued. The business was taken over by his daughter Natalie, who shut the doors on the chaotic and  ramshackle set-up in 2018, with an extraordinary closing down sale, and moved to much smaller premises at the other end of Newtown. Fondly remembered. Now lies derelict. Newtown.
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