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Austin seems to think it’s spring already, so we’re going with the flow with these beautiful German plant plates...we have loads of gorgeous book (and other) ephemera! #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique

“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation . . . A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.” #HenryMiller #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique #tropicofcancer #tropicofcapricorn #blackspring

We are reopening! YES!!! Huge thanks to WOW Total Cleaning and Restoration for their excellent work. Come see our clean & shining self! ♥️📚💕 . #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique

📚 NOTICE: Closed today 1/12 and Monday 1/13; we expect to reopen Tuesday 1/14 📚 We’re cleaning up the aftermath of Friday night’s flooding. Happily, loss to stock was minimal, but we’ll be getting some new rugs. Thanks for hanging in there with us! ♥️📚💕 . #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique

URGENT NOTICE: Today our “unique” is that we’ve had a bit of flooding! Because of this, we are CLOSED today (Saturday, January 11), tomorrow, and Monday. Dryers are running! Wish us luck!! ♥️📚💕 . #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique

This is Deante, a wonderful customer (who will please let us know ASAP if we spelled his name wrong). He‘s holding, and kind of matching, “Early Nasca Needlework”. He made his bag and pants from vintage fabric he found—how talented and stylish is he?? . #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique

“Hail to the Chief who in triumph advances! Honored and blessed be the ever-green Pine! Long may the tree, in his banner that glances, Flourish, the shelter and grace of our line! Heaven send it happy dew, Earth lend it sap anew, Gayly to bourgeon and broadly to grow, While every Highland glen Sends our shout back again, 'Roderigh Vich Alpine dhu, ho! ieroe!” #sirwalterscott #ladyofthelake So many treasures await you here! #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique

🎄Merry Christmas, everyone! 🎄 . (This groovy Santa was appropriated from @kmctee, who is always the coolest. Thanks, Kat!) . 📚 We are closed today; open as usual for Boxing Day tomorrow. 📚

Happy holidays! Merry Christmas Eve! Happy third day of Hanukkah! We are OPEN today—come on by! It’s a beautiful day for visiting & shopping on South Congress. We’ll be closed tomorrow (Wednesday). 🌲⛄️ 🎄 #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique

“It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.” #AgathaChristie How do you Monday? We spend it laughing at the way nouns are turned into verbs in every commercial we see & hear these days. But seriously, we’re here for your shopping pleasure...come see us! #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique

“Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.” #BobDylan And sometimes it’s not enough to know what a book is, you have to know what a book isn’t. Wait, what? Come visit us today and ponder for yourself. Books, music, and art make wonderful presents! #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique #saturdayshelfie #shelfiesaturday

“Phase by phase these ill-adapted governments are becoming uncontrolled absolutisms; they are killing that free play of the individual mind which is the preservative of human efficiency and happiness.” #hgwells #socobooks #southcongressbooks #usedcollectibleunique #classic #paperback