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“...you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then—to learn.” #THWhite #TheOnceandFuture King Time is short. Get to learning, friends! • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 7 shoppers at a time. Please contact us for expert assistance with selecting books, arranging appointment shopping, or ordering for curbside pickup: scongressbooks@gmail.com • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them—with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself.” #EudoraWelty #OneWritersBeginnings $150 for this signed, later printing! • • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 7 shoppers at a time. Please contact us for expert assistance with selecting books, arranging appointment shopping, or ordering for curbside pickup: scongressbooks@gmail.com • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

Another great reason to visit South Congress, especially if you haven’t been here in a while! Admire the mural, grab a latte, and set a spell with the treats you just picked up at SoCoBooks... #Repost @kxan_news ・・・ The famous mural at Jo’s Coffee on South Congress looks a little different ahead of the November election. It now reads, “I love voting so much.” (📸 by Chris Nelson)

“...The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave.” #ThomasGray That said, we’re still fascinated by heraldry, full of history and symbology. Take the wolf, for example... • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 7 shoppers at a time. Please contact us for expert assistance with selecting books, arranging appointment shopping, or ordering for curbside pickup: scongressbooks@gmail.com • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #heraldry #history #wolves #wolf

This is Willow, our shop dog...she’s quite the bibliophile. And look, we can now admit 7 people at a time! • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 7 shoppers at a time. Please contact us for expert assistance with selecting books, arranging appointment shopping, or ordering for curbside pickup: scongressbooks@gmail.com • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

“The world that was not mine yesterday now lies spread out at my feet, a splendor. I seem, in the middle of the night, to have returned to the world of apples, the orchards of Heaven. Perhaps I should take my problems to a shrink, or perhaps I should enjoy the apples that I have, streaked with color like the evening sky.” #JohnCheever • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 7 shoppers at a time. Please contact us for expert assistance with selecting books, arranging appointment shopping, or ordering for curbside pickup: scongressbooks@gmail.com • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #theworldofapples #shortstories #fiction #apples

“The moment we no longer have a free press, anything can happen. What makes it possible for a totalitarian or any other dictatorship to rule is that people are not informed; how can you have an opinion if you are not informed? If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer. This is because lies, by their very nature, have to be changed, and a lying government has constantly to rewrite its own history.” #hannaharendt #totalitarianism • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 5 shoppers at a time. Please contact us for expert assistance with selecting books, arranging appointment shopping, or ordering for curbside pickup: scongress books@gmail.com • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

How cute is this #RobertSabuda pop-up book?! Find it and other lovelies on the new “Under $25” page on our constantly evolving website! Also, our “Featured” page now auto-sorts from low price to high. https://southcongressbooks.com/under-25 • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 5 shoppers at a time. Please contact us for expert assistance with selecting books, arranging appointment shopping, or ordering for curbside pickup: scongressbooks@gmail.com • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #helptheanimalsofsouthamerica #popup #popupbooks

Thanks for the shout out,@baeliles! We miss #lanceletscher’s #bigeye too... • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 5 shoppers at a time. Curbside pickup also available. Or, DM us your email for online purchases or visit www.southcongressbooks.com. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

Well, darn, guess George isn’t going to provide any answers for this whole Covid thing... • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 5 shoppers at a time. Curbside pickup also available. Or, DM us your email for online purchases or visit www.southcongressbooks.com. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #georgeburns #advice

It’s Friday and here’s one of our Modesty Blaise collectibles. #231 of 250 copies, signed by author, in slipcase, $150. #modestyblaise is our avatar image, you know... • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 5 shoppers at a time. Curbside pickup also available. Or, DM us your email for online purchases or visit www.southcongressbooks.com. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

We take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bid adieu to the incomparable Diana Rigg, marvelous to the end. RIP, Mrs Emma Peel. ❤️ • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 5 shoppers at a time. Curbside pickup also available. Or, DM us your email for online purchases or visit www.southcongressbooks.com. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #dianarigg #emmapeel

“I think vestigially there’s a synesthete in me, but not like a real one who immediately knows what color Wednesday is.” #ASByatt • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 5 shoppers at a time. Curbside pickup also available. Or, DM us your email for online purchases or visit www.southcongressbooks.com. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #emmettwilliams #fluxus #mylifeinflux #mylifeinfluxandviceversa

Last sale day! Woot! Rush on over or hop online! Buy a book, then stretch out on a blanket under a tree or curl up in your favorite armchair and READ on this lovely Labor Day! • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Only 5 shoppers at a time. Curbside pickup also available. Or, DM us your email for online purchases or visit www.southcongressbooks.com. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #labordaysale