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Physical Nature of a Used Bookstore

Physical Nature of a Used Bookstore

sequiturbooksadmin 04/12/2016 0
 Often when I survey my books I am reminded of a quote from the wonderful Terry Pratchett: “The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one of those that look as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more staircases than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are too small for a full-sized human to enter.  The relevant equation is:  Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass;  a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole ...
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