This afternoon after brunch Jon and I did some cycling around Rochester to some vintage and antique shops and secondhand book shops.
Most of this haul was found at Small World Books, a shambling old house on North Street in which every room is walled with books, and several cats reside. We were in there no longer than 25 minutes and barely even started exploring. A dangerous, delightful place (but not too dangerous— this haul was only $16)!
I’ve read none of these save the Salinger and one of the Hemingway shorts. I’m in the middle of a biography of Mary Tudor, but I’ll not wait to start one of these. (I’ve become one of those multiple-books-at-once readers, ah well.)
(From the opening page of the Chabon book)
Franny and Zooey, J D Salinger
The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (short stories), Ernest Hemingway
The House in Paris, Elizabeth Bowen
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon