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“If we merge mercy with might and might with right, Then love becomes our legacy And change our children’s birthright. So let us leave behind a country better than the one we were left. With every breath of my bronze pounded chest, We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one.” #AmandaGorman Seems like a good day to celebrate #poetry. Who’s *your* favorite poet? • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

#Repost @newtothe512 ・・・ Good morning, Austin! You’re looking real good today. Some of my favorite spots to walk, window shop, and get food is at SoCo! South Congress is home to some local businesses like my favorite @socobooks. Don’t forget to shop small! ——— • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

#Repost @southcongressatx ・・・ Is your New Year's resolution to read more in 2021? Support your local bookshop and follow that dream at @socobooks 📚Tell us, what's on your book list this year? Photo by @redridinghoodproductions • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

Have you seen other books published under the imprint of The Women’s Press Book Club (UK)? Information is scarce. “Possessing the Secret of Joy” by Alice Walker The Women’s Press Book Club, 1992, $40 • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #alicewalker #possessingthesecretofjoy #womenspressbookclubUK #womenspressbookclub

"What I look for when I see a piece of art for the first time is some kind of emotional, intellectual experience, that's a combination of both of those things and is informed by my knowledge and something new that I see the artist doing." #CheechMarin • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #chicanovisions #americanpaintersontheverge #art #artbooks

“"Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes." #DianaVreeland • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - #emilydickinson Goodness, what a day we’re having here in the U.S. Hang on to your hope, our friends. Truth and justice will win out. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #janegoodall #areasonforhope

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” #LeonardodaVinci • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #art #davinci #fritzhenle #alexandercalder #rousseau #delaunay #miro #picasso #beuys #japaneseornament

These dog books got us thinking... The term “Dog Days” is usually associated with the hot, sultry days of late summer, but it also can mean a period of stagnation & inactivity. 2020 has been such a period, even though we carried on as well as we could considering changed jobs, loss of jobs, wildfires, food insecurity, face masks as the new normal, isolation from friends and family, anxiety at our country spiraling into the maw of Covid-19 as hundreds of thousands of Americans, & millions of world citizens, died and continue to die. Our minds, our days, time itself have lain fallow. On this last day of the year we are now suspended. We wait with hunger and anticipation for better times to come and normalcy (or a semblance thereof) to return. We want to see our loved ones in person again. The Covid death toll to slow & one day stop. Our minds, days, time itself to sow their crops & bear fruit again. And we so very much wish it could happen when the clock strikes midnight tonight! It won’t of course, but we hold out hope that 2021 will be kinder to us than these Dog Days of 2020 have been. So... Huzzah and three cheers for a happier new year! 🥳🥂🎉 • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

THIS JUST IN: LPs are 10% off through the end of the year! That gives you 40 more minutes today, and tomorrow from noon till 6 PM, to find yourself some musical treasures with which to ring in the new year. Don’t knock anybody over in your haste to get to the store! • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

“Once on a time there was a poor husbandman who had so many children that he hadn’t much of either food or clothing to give them. Pretty children they all were, but the prettiest was the youngest daughter, who was so lovely there was no end to her loveliness. So one day, ’twas on a Thursday evening late at the fall of the year, the weather was so wild and rough outside, and it was so cruelly dark, and rain fell and wind blew, till the walls of the cottage shook again. There they all sat round the fire, busy with this thing and that. But just then, all at once something gave three taps on the window-pane. Then the father went out to see what was the matter; and, when he got out of doors, what should he see but a great big White Bear...” AND SO IT BEGINS. “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” illustrated by Kay Nielsen, Taschen, 2019, $40. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #eastofthesunandwestofthemoon #oldtalesfromthenorth #fairytales #folktales

Happy holidays, everyone! Wishing you a winter wonderland of sweetness, love, and books. ♥️ ☃️ 📚 🎄 ♥️ We are CLOSED today, back in biz tomorrow. See you soon! • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

“Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." #WashingtonIrving P.S. If you haven’t seen our front windows in person lately, well, you should! 📸 by Jesse Ray • • #wearamask #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #christmas #holidays #holidaze #geofferycrayon #bracebridge #assemblage #santaclaus #colophon #drjekyllandmrhyde #rls #robertlouisstevenson

Heigh ho and happy holidays! We’re your one-stop shop for all gifts: books, art, LPs, posters, ephemera, bookends, and more! Our holiday sched: • 12–7pm daily through Thursday 12/24 • Closed Friday 12/25 • Open 12-7pm Sat. 12/26 through Wed. 12/30 • Open 12-6 Thurs. 12/31, New Year's Eve • Closed Friday 1/1, New Year’s Day Today’s feature: “The Galanty Show, Montague Summers , first edition, $100. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #occult #montaguesummers

“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” #RalphWaldoEmerson 12 volumes of Emerson, 1903, $500. The words and wisdom therein, priceless. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks