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“ . . . and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” #VincentvanGogh We add books, and books about art, to that list . . . • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

“I love the smell of book ink in the morning.” #UmbertoEco Our door opens at noon . . . here’s the view when you step through. Hope to see you soon! • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

“His head was an hour-glass; it could stow an idea, but it had to do it a grain at a time, not the whole idea at once.” #MarkTwain #ConnecticutYankeeinKingArthursCourt “The Complete Novels of Mark Twain,” 2-volume boxed set, $100. • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #samuelclemens #fiction #novels #humor

“I think of Texas as the laboratory for bad government.” #MollyIvins “Stirring it Up with Molly Ivins” may or may not contain that quote, but it’s an excellent memoir with excellent recipes! We have the BEST food & cooking section, if we do say so ourselves. #ellensweets #utpress. • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

A happy Monday #repost @bookkiecorner with @make_repost. Thanks for coming by, Bookkie! ・・・ When browsing a book store, do you ever feel overwhelmed but in thrilling way?!⚡️ . . . . #bookstore #bookstores #austintexas #socobooks #austintx #texas #southcongress #bookstagram #bookshelf #booksbooksbooks #read #readwithus #book #booktok #bookaesthetic #readingnook #library #bookshop #booksaremagic #beautifuldestinations #thatsdarling

For your Sunday viewing pleasure: #Repost @billsjunk with @make_repost ・・・ Signed "to Dominique De Menil with love" March 1974 paperback $56 Thanks, Bill! • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #hbuckminsterfuller #intuition #billsjunk #dominiquedenil #demenil

“Serendipity—that extraordinary sense of surprise and delight when you enter a bookstore in search of one book and discover another.” #PeteHamill in #MyBookstore Come see us for these Saturday reading suggestions and more! • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

We’re glowing from @sparrows_bookshop’s kind words: ・・・ #repost Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting @socobooks in Austin, Texas, my old college town. It sure has changed a lot in the past few years. And visiting bookstores is a whole different adventure with my new eyes as a book dealer. The owner, Sheri, has an amazing collection and I instantly felt at home—a fun mix between vintage, modern firsts and art. My favorite part was her stock of early lithographs and engravings. Make sure you stop by if you’re ever in town. It’s one of the last rare bookstores still open in Austin 📚🙌🏻 . . . #austinbookstore #rarebooks #firsteditions #firsteditionbooks #vintagebooks #vintagebooksforsale #vintagebookshop #rarebooksofinstagram #rarebookshop #bookcollection #bookcollections #bookcollectors #indiebookstore #indiebookshop #indiebookseller #indiebooksellers #independentbookshop #independentbookstores #bookseller #booksellers #booksellersofinstagram #booksellerlife #bibliophilelife #bookwormlife #booknerds #bookwormsofinstagram #bookstagram #bookcollecting #bookstores

Peter Schlemihl’s Wondrous Story: The tale of a man who sells his shadow to the devil, limned in #woodcuts, created while the artist resided in a sanatorium. A remarkable book! #ErnstLudwigKirchner • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #expressionism #wednesdaywoodcut #kirchner #peterschlemihl #PeterSchlemihlsWondrousJourney

“There are no wrong books. What's wrong is the fear of them.” #BernardMalamud #TheFixer • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #read #books #fixer #indiebookstore #fiction

Yes, it’s Monday AGAIN . . . make yours better by visiting a bookstore! • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #read #books #independentbookstore

“I love books. I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas. I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingerprints. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.” #NnediOkorafor • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #sundayvibes #read #books #independentbookstore

“Get down the fiddle and break out the bow Take off the gloves and throw down the hoe Worked hard all week my back is sore It's Friday night, I'm ready to roar . . . “ #willienelson • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #friday #faceoftexas #michaelobrien #utpress #photography

“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” #CorettaScottKing • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #women #womensrights

“Books are everywhere; and always the same sense of adventure fills us. Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” #VirginiaWoolf #StreetHaunting • • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #venusinfurs #LeopoldvonSacherMasoch #hemingway