A quirky, independent bookstore
with leaning stacks of books
of every genre, from new novels to classics to history, occult, children’s books, mysteries, cookbooks, drama, psychology, science fiction, photography—in piles stacked from the floor up to the ceiling,
on the verge of bursting out the windows.
Only wimpy bookstores need shelves.
or desk space for employees.
The only thing that counts is books, books, and more books. You can bet that the one you want will be somewhere about two-thirds of the way down the stack, but that’s part of the fun. The owners know how to extract books buried at the bottom, with a deft, quick flick. Sort of like a magician pulling the table cloth off a fully set table. Just another example of Salem magic.