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We love sharing how our customers see us. Thanks for the love & kindness, @literateshampoothieves! Reminder: we’re CLOSED TODAY. Happy Easter, bunny lovers! #Repost: ・・・ Nestled in the middle of South Congress in Austin, Texas, @socobooks is a treasure trove whose stewards appreciate the treasures assembled along its shelves. Pawing through the collection, which is the most appropriate term, I was in awe of the first editions and other interesting finds. Due to COVID-19, they currently limit occupancy to 8 shoppers at a time, which was very appreciated. Not wanting to keep out fellow book lovers, I capped my time once I found this gem of a collection of Edmund Burke’s speeches and writings on the American Revolution. While the Literate Shampoo Thieves have been grounded due to COVID-19, there is hope of a reunion road trip soon, and we can only hope to find more stores like this Austin classic. ~ The Lawyer • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #austin #bookoftheday #usedbookstore #edmundburke #ontheamericanrevolution

We love this beautiful photo so much. Thanks, Ale! #Repost @ale.readsbooks with @make_repost ・・・ 📖 small quaint bookshop in austin, tx 📖 . after walking most of south congress on a hot day in march my boyfriend and i were read to go, but when we crossed the street we saw the sign for books and we both gave each other “a look” and walked straight into @socobooks. what can i say? readers read each others minds 🤓 • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #bookstagram #bookshop #austintexas

Utterly fascinated by this last-year flashback. Thanks, @ice_cream.n_indies, for sharing it, and for the beautiful photo! #Reposted with @make_repost [edited for length] ・・・ This photo was taken on Wednesday March 11th 2020 AKA the day the World Health Organization declared covid-19 a pandemic. And I found myself a painful 3000 km from home. None of us were wearing masks or distancing or staying home (that took a few more days). I vividly remember a conversation with my Uber driver about how dire the situation was in Italy, none of us realizing what was to become our reality for years ahead. I would say it's a miracle I didn't get sick with all the touristing (including inside a hospital for a hand museum🤦‍♀️) and shared accommodations, but 4 days into this trip I started feeling pretty unwell and haven't returned to my usual great health since. There have been lots of '1 year later' posts this month, and during this one I'm taking a gratitude moment to reflect on everything I still have to be thankful for (SO MUCH!), and how brave and inspiring and awesome my fellow humans are. 🖤

Happy Monday! Spring is in the air...a perfect day, perfect week for a stroll down SoCo to visit your favorite bookstore! We’re here through Saturday—closed 4/4, Easter Sunday. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

“If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.” #LonesomeDove R.I.P. to the late, great Larry McMurtry, a book-loving, book-writing Texan through and through. ♥️ • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #davidwoo #archercity #texas #texasauthor #nativetexan

“Can’t decide so I’ll just lie down instead...” • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #dogslife #saturdaydreams #bookstorelife

“I am writing My Life so that I may laugh at myself, and I am succeeding.” #GiacomoCasanova #HistoryofmyLife • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #casanova #TheStoryofMyLife #johnshopkins

“We had all that love, and we just cracked up under it. It’s a big airplane engine that takes you through the sky, right up to the top of the mountain. But when you put it in a Ford, it just shakes to pieces.” #JamesMCain A few more of the luscious Black Lizard noir paperbacks we currently have in the shop! • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #blacklizard #noir #paperbacks #jimthompson #jimnisbet #fredericbrown #paulcain #harrywhittington #charleswilleford

“Then he laughed and she laughed. And quivering with the movement of the train, the dead man seemed to laugh too.” #JimThompson $20 each for these and more Black Lizard noir paperbacks in near fine condition! In the shop Friday; available for shipping NOW. Grab ‘em before they’re gone! • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #blacklizard #noir #paperbacks #jimthompson

“Freedom, like everything else, is relative.” #MargaretAtwood #TheHandmaidsTale • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

Continuing the floral theme ... 🌷🌼🌺 We have a new-to-us crop of gorgeous Everyman’s Library and Library of America editions in the shop! Come browse, why dontcha? • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks