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How to Be an IntellectualEssays on Criticism, Culture, and the University$
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Jeffrey J. Williams

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823263806

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.001.0001

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Chapter:
(p.188) Twenty-Eight Shelf Life
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How to Be an Intellectual
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Jeffrey J. Williams

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0029

This chapter recounts the author's experience working in a used bookstore. It describes the everyday tasks of a clerk and observations of those who habit bookstores. It also reflects on our attitude towards books.

Keywords:   Bookselling, Used bookstores, "Bookshop Memories" (Orwell), Personal essay

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