I remember the lumpy, creaky, uneven floor of the Archives bookstore in the Brisbane CBD, near the police station and a 24-hour pancake place. And the prices of the second-hand books – exorbitant! I have seen identical, new copies of books on sale elsewhere for cheap. I saw Montaigne’s complete essays in a battered Penguin Classic for $39.95, and the same copy, brand new, at a bookstore a block away for $40.
-24 January 2017
This post is part of the I Remember series.