On this page I intend to prove that the bookshop, or library, uniquely challenges the normative thinking which dulls our reason and clouds our souls.

‘And by “prove” I mean “offer a handful of loosely connected anecdotes that demonstrate nothing at all.’

Also worth noting: when Holmes was bored he used coke. He didn’t hit up the library.

Seriously, if the future of the industry depends on “the magic of books”, we’re all fucked.