A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages
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As we move away from physical books, I think it's interesting to remind ourselves of the different ways we are attached to books as objects. Michael Popek's collection reminds us of the role of books as repository — for storage, safekeeping, secret-keeping — and that old books can be a window into another era or another mind.
Popek has worked in his family's used bookstore since he was 8 years old; over the years he has amassed a collection of photos, notes, receipts and much more