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This is the best book jacket & stamped cover we’ve seen all week! And that’s not all: “The strangling of Archibald Dudley Abernethy was the first scene in a nine-act tragedy whose locale was the city of New York. “Which misbehaved. “Seven and one-half persons inhabiting an area of over 300 miles lost their multiple heads all at once . . . The panic seizure caused far more fatalities than the Cat; there were numerous injured; and what traumata were suffered by the children of the City, infected by the bogey fears of their elders, will not be comprehended until the psychiatrists can pry into the neuroses of the next generation.” We ♥️ Ellery Queen! • • • 📚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

Every once in a while we like to remind you what we look like. To those we haven’t seen in a while, we miss you. XOXOX, SoCoBooks • • • 📚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 #loveinthetimeofcovid

“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red.” #clivebarker • • • 📚Open 12-6pm daily. Wear a mask. Just 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 #emilezola #thekill #billschutt #darkbanquet #blood #halloween #bookstagram #books #indiebookstore #indepenendentbookstore

“Sredni Vashtar went forth, His thoughts were red thoughts and his teeth were white. His enemies called for peace, but he brought them death. Sredni Vashtar the Beautiful.” #saki Frankenstein: German language, 1965, $15 Night of the Living Dead: 1st printing, 1974, $25 The Thing: 2nd paperback printing, 1982, $40 Incredible Tales by Saki: 1st printing, 1966, $15 *All are paperbacks* • • • 📚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 #srednivashtar #ourfavoritesakistory #frankenstein #thething #nightofthelivingdead

“Memory's truth, because memory has its own special kind. It selects, eliminates, alters, exaggerates, minimizes, glorifies, and vilifies also; but in the end it creates its own reality, its heterogeneous but usually coherent version of events; and no sane human being ever trusts someone else's version more than his own.” #SalmanRushdie #MidnightsChildren • • • 📚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 am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” #MaryAnneRadmacher “A Girdle Round the Earth: Adventuresses Abroad” Maria Aitken, 1st UK edition 1987, $40. • • • 📚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 #travel #womentraveling #mariaaitken #girdlearoundtheearth #adventuressesabroad #worldtravel

“My beloved, oh my sweet All the gifts you have given me The patience and the peace Cherry blossoms and the candy I am yours, I am yours For as long, for as long as you will have me.” #LovelettertoJapan #Thebirdandthebee Vintage Japanese fabric catalogs with right-hand bindings, ca. 1948, B&W images inside, $60 each. Pure beauty!

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” John Muir, A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf”: 1969 Reissue, $75. • • • 📚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

Bob Dylan, “The Lyrics 1961–2012”, Hardcover, 2016, $50. “Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son? Oh, what’ll you do now, my darling young one? I’m a-goin’ back out ’fore the rain starts a-fallin’ I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest Where the people are many and their hands are all empty Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison Where the executioner’s face is always well hidden Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten Where black is the color, where none is the number And I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’ But I’ll know my song well before I start singin’ And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard It’s a hard raaaaaaain gonna fall.” • • 📚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 #dylan #bobdylan #hardrain #dylanlyrics

“...It must have been then that I began to lose faith in reasonable argument as the sole measure of truth.” #MargaretAtwood #BluebeardsEgg • • • 📚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 #fictionn#shortstories #atwood

“Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” #HansChristianAnderson Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales. Illustrations by Honor C. Appleton, 1920 edition, $225. • • 📚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 sequel to yesterday’s post: #Repost @jrsbookreads ・・・ ✨ 𝐈’𝐌 𝐄𝐍𝐆𝐀𝐆𝐄𝐃!! 💫⁣ ~⁣ Happy Sunday book lovers!! So this weekend I thought I was going to lunch with my boyfriends grandparents. He told me they were running late, so we stopped in at @socobooks little did I know he rented out the whole book store and had both our families hiding in there!! Next thing you know he’s on one knee and I’m engaged!! I couldn’t be more excited! I was hoping to get some bookish content posted this weekend, but it’s gonna have to wait! Thank you guys for all the love and support I’ve received already! I love this beautiful community so much!⁣ • • 📚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 #happilyeveraftet

This repost speaks for itself. We’re so happy for the lucky couple! #Repost @jess.for.the.record ・・・ I’ve never known anything the way that I know this: That God created you for me. From the moment I first saw you as I walked into Christian Life all those years ago, there was something so special there. I would have never guessed that special thing would be us spending our lives together. Kaden McNicholas, I love you with all that I am. I can’t wait to see the life God planned for us unfold so beautifully everyday for the rest of our lives. #McNicholasInTheMaking • • 📚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 began to see art not primarily as an individual expression of talent, but as a responsibility, to reflect the spirit and style of the Negro people. It became an awesome responsibility to me.” #JohnBiggers • • 📚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 #signed edition #weboflifeinafrica #illustration #art #africa

“Power doesn’t have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know it.” #RalphEllison • • 📚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