I opened up a book at the used book store and found this plane ticket…from Cairo to Amsterdam. I love when that happens:
A few old books that have come into the Bryson City store recently:
I found a book by Henri Nouwen published in the 1970’s on prayer. It is just full of gems, like this one:
And then this…a 1953 copy of The Catcher in the Rye…with a depiction of Holden Caufield. I wonder who read this book 50 years ago and where it’s been since:
“This unusual book may shock you, will make you laugh, and may break your heart, but you will never forget it.”
If you haven’t seen the Salinger documentary I recommend it. While it’s a little dramatically-overblown-tabloidish it paints a good picture of why he probably became a recluse in his later years. He stopped publishing in 1965 and the most fascinating thing I think is how he very carefully set up the trust that his remaining works are in to control his copyright. Actually I think I’ve written about this before…or maybe I dreamt that. Either way my memory is bad.