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Meet Crystal, a longtime fan from Indiana! We finally got to meet in person yesterday. Always wonderful to meet a friend face to face, but especially after last year. AND she brought us pastries. Thank you, sweet person, for driving down from Dallas to see us. We already can’t wait for next time! • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

OK, it’s officially HOT in Austin. We might just stay inside and work on diminishing our to-be-read stacks until the end of September or October. You? • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #shelfie #fiction #literature

“For many people, Native American architecture calls to mind the wigwam, tipi, iglu, and pueblo. Yet the richly diverse building traditions of Native Americans encompass much more, including specific structures for sleeping, working, worshipping, meditating, playing, dancing, lounging, giving birth, decision-making, cleansing, storing and preparing food, caring for animals, and honoring the dead. In effect, the architecture covers all facets of Indian life . . . ” —#OUP on #NativeAmericanArchitecture by #PeterNabokov and #RobertEaston • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #nativeamericanstudies #nativeamerican

“You really have two choices: you can have hope or you can have despair. With despair you can’t get out of bed, you can’t function, so you have to have hope. Where you find it? Hope is something I think you practice having. You work on it. It’s a physical effort sometimes to keep it. I think if you exercise it, if you fill your life when you can with the beauty that is in this world, then when you need it you hope it’ll be there. —#LaurenHough, in response to a question from interviewer #JaneRatcliffe about what gives Lauren hope and if it counters any of the trauma she’s lived through. The full interview can be found at electricliterature.com. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

On the shelf: these beautiful midwifry / midwifery leatherbound books from Gryphon Publishers, priced from $75-$150. What?!? YES. Oh, also, that awesome Medieval Health Handbook. Snap ‘em up! • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #midwifery #birthing #midwife #doula

"For a long time I thought I wanted to be a nun. Then I realized that what I really wanted to be was a lesbian." #mabelmaney • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #shelfie #nancyclue #cherryaimless #caseofthegoodfornothinggirlfriend #janebond

“If I had but the time and you had but the brain . . . ” #LewisCarroll #HuntingoftheSnark • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #goodinn #blackfrancis #joshfrank #pickup #nadinegordimer

“In the Dark Ages, fantasy was fact. Magic was a weapon. Love was a mystery. Adventure was everywhere. And heroes were needed. Because in the Dark Ages... dragons were real.” #dragonslayer • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #wbw #dragons #famousfantasticmysteries

“I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched.” #EdgarAllanPoe via #LizPhair • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #popculture

“I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.” #VirginiaWoolf • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #reading #books

We love #Tintin. Just in case you also love Tintin, we have him in this glorious boxed gift set. 8 volumes from Little, Brown. 2008. $175. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #littlebrown #comics #graphicnovel

“Mr. Smith was an artist, as well as an inventor, and he painted a picture of a river which was so natural that, as he was reaching across it to paint some flowers on the opposite bank, he fell into the water and was drowned.”* #LFrankBaum #OzmaofOz *Tik-Tok’s hyphenated speech edited for clarity • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #oz #ozbooks #tiktok

Happy Memorial Day! We are OPEN today. And it’s #WaltWhitman’s birthday: “I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you...” • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks