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“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” #AbrahamLincoln • • • 📚Open 12-7pm daily. Masks required. 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’s Small Business Saturday! And if you’re in Austin, it’s also rainy and chilly...so what better place to be than inside our warm & cozy bookshop? See you soon! • • • 📚Open 12-7pm daily. Wear a mask. 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

Happy Thanksgiving from our house of monkeys to your own. We hope you’ve had a lovely day! Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, we’re all having just another strange day in the strange existence of our lives in this strange year. Strength, friends, and good cheer despite it all. We ♥️ you and are thankful for each one of you. • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #monkey #bookends

A tiny sneak peek of our front window’s holiday attire... • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks #holidays #holidaze #christmas #hanukkah #kwanzaa #butyesthanksgivingcomesbeforethose

Hey! We are getting ready for the holidays, starting with EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS! (And decorating!) Starting this Friday, 11/27, aka "black Friday," we’ll be open 12pm–7pm daily through December 30th. (We’re closed Christmas & New Year’s Day and close at 6pm on New Year's Eve.) Please note we’ll be CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, 11/26, and will close at 6 pm on Thanksgiving eve. And what else, you cry? SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is *this* Saturday, 11/28, and we’re offering a 10% discount across the board...that means on *everything*. What?! It’s true! We can’t wait to see you then, if not sooner! • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

From the Morgan Library: Catherine of Cleves (1417–1476) is known for two things: her Book of Hours and her protracted political battle against her husband... The Hours of Catherine of Cleves is the greatest Dutch illuminated manuscript in the world, made by the gifted Master of Catherine of Cleves, who is named after this book. He is considered the finest and most original illuminator of the medieval northern Netherlands. This slipcased book reproduces art from this masterpiece, with added text. It’s gorgeous! #catherineofcleves #hoursofcatherineofcleves #johnplummer • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

From the Morgan Library: Catherine of Cleves (1417–1476) is known for two things: her Book of Hours and her protracted political battle against her husband... The Hours of Catherine of Cleves is the greatest Dutch illuminated manuscript in the world, made by the gifted Master of Catherine of Cleves, who is named after this book. He is considered the finest and most original illuminator of the medieval northern Netherlands. This slipcased book reproduces art from this masterpiece, with added text. It’s gorgeous! #catherineofcleves #hoursofcatherineofcleves #johnplummer • • #socobooks #usedcollectibleunique #southcongressbooks

Mask up, y’all, have a safe weekend, and stay tuned: extended hours coming soon as we head into the holidays! 🦃 🎄✡️ #tgif • • • 📚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 #mask

“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” #LenaDunham • • • 📚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 #nofilter #johnandjohn #bookshop #bookstore #read #reading

“Christ died to free us from the burden of our sin, but he never, so far as [Sister Philomena] could see, lifted a finger to free us from our stupidity.” #HilaryMantel #Fludd • • • 📚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 #famousfantasticmysteries #paperbacks #shakespeare #michaelmoorcock #coldcomfortfarm #emmalathen #bernardshaw #heinlein #jdsalinger #mayaangelou #wutheringheights #jackhirschman

WE ARE LION, HEAR US ROAR We have so much for you beyond books! Bookends (such as our luscious lion, who’s one of a pair), framed art, posters, prints, ephemera, sci-fi mags, LPs...need we go on? All is here, waiting. ♥️ • • • 📚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

“I make my share of mistakes, but one I never make is to underestimate the power of things. People imbued from childhood with the myth of the primacy of feeling seldom like to admit they really want things as much as they might want love, but my career has convinced me that plenty of them do. And some want things a lot worse than they want love.” #LarryMcMurtry #CadillacJack Sorry for the less-than-perfect photo, but it’s of a signed #firstedition of Cadillac Jack! • • • 📚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

Just in case anyone is still covid- and post-election stressed*, there’s always this signed first edition of @lucindahutson’s Tequila! cookbook. Make all those necessary meals a little more fun! * Oh, not us of course—we’re fine. We’re FINE. Really, we are JUST FINE. • • • 📚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 #tequila #cookbook #lucindahutson

So yes, we’ve said this more than once—but we are so good-looking! And come hang with us in person. We miss you. • • • 📚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

“So labour at your Alphabet, For by that learning shall you get To lands where Fairies may be met.”# #AndrewLang #BlueFairyBook Andrew Lang’s Coloured Fairy Tales, 7-volume set, $200. Red, violet, olive, rose, blue, crimson, and green. • • • 📚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