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#tbt to when we first (re)posted this photo: exactly a month ago, when Josiane posted her gorgeous photo of us. (Re)reposting today via @visitaustintx with @get_repost. Feel the love! ❤️💕📚♥️ And Austinites, could today have been any more perfect? We think not... ・・・ South Congress Books. #trueaustin #southcongress #localbizatx 📷: @josiane_mone . #southcongress #atx #spring #lovely #used #collectible #unique #southcongressbooks #shoplocalatx #bookstore #reading #priorities #soco #shoplocal #shopsmall #independent #whereitsat #bookworm #throwbackthursday

We had a visitor today! Didn’t catch his name but we hear he has his own sideshow. If this is you, or you know him, please comment with info! . Photo by our awesome John B. Thanks again, John! . #stilts #style #menonstilts

“I am working on a new book about a boa constrictor and a litter of hyenas. The boa constrictor swallows the babies one by one, and the mother hyena dies laughing.” #EBWhite #snake #ephemera

Loving the lovely photo & even lovelier words from @512organicsaustin! ❤️📚💕♥️ via @get_repost ・・・ It sure was a beautiful day on So. Congress, @socobooks ! Loving the stunning mural! And can I just say how good turquoise looks on you. 💛 . #southcongress #atx #saturday

“I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” #HPLovecraft #used #collectible #unique

“I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained; I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; Not one is dissatisfied—not one is demented with the mania of owning things; Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago; Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth.” #waltwhitman #tbt #poetry

“The more we claim to discriminate between cultures and customs as good and bad, the more completely do we identify ourselves with those we would condemn. By refusing to consider as human those who seem to us to be the most “savage” or “barbarous” of their representatives, we merely adopt one of their own characteristic attitudes. The barbarian is, first and foremost, the man who believes in barbarism.” #ClaudeLeviStrauss #RaceYHistoire #waybackwednesday #WAYback

“Quick, what’s my name?” asked Tom swiftly. . #swifties #tomswift #victorappleton #used #collectible #unique #southcongressbooks #shoplocalatx #southcongress #bookstore #reading #priorities #soco #atx #shoplocal #shopsmall #independent #whereitsat #bookworm @rewyllys

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” #JohnLubbock #flashbackfriday to a summer day... #fbf

“The time of the autumn floods came and the hundred streams poured into the Yellow River. . . . Then the Lord of the River was beside himself with Joy, believing that all the beauty in the world belonged to him alone.” #ChuangTzu #photographicinterpretationofautumnfloods #peteryungwaichuen

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