I remember the familiar pattern of browsing new book stores that I kept up between 2012 and 2014 as a method for determining whether the book store was good or not. I would check to see if they had le Clézio, Céline, Goytisolo, Vila-Matas. I never found a shop with three, let alone all four. I still look these days, but I don’t mind so much if my criteria isn’t met.
-12 April 2015
This post is part of the I Remember series.