You also found a very used copy of Walter Farley’s The Island Stallion’s Fury. Your coming across this book brought back a lot of memories – as a pre-teen you read all in the Black Stallion series, as did most girls your age. Now, thinking about it, it is just too bad that the heroines were boys and men. Imagine if they were young women. Reading these books may then have been life changing for some.
There were several boxes of raised letter paperbacks and hardbacks in the cardboard boxes. You sorted and categorized them – perhaps, you think, the homeless shelter patrons will want them.
You also spent some time in the bookstore, categorizing what was already there and what you were adding to the mix. If there weren’t so many books in the distribution area, waiting to be sorted, you’d work in the bookstore. In fact, this would be your preference. The quietude is nice. Plus, its fun, putting like books together and making marketable displays.
A few hours into it, and you were joined by your fellow sorter Bill S who began working on a differing pallet. Neither of you stopped and chatted. Rather, you two worked silently, in an attempt to put a dent in the seemingly growing supply of discarded books.
On Thursday you’ll be working upstairs, and putting the art books in like categories first, then in boxes. This will be prior to Saturday’s sale, which will take place during the recycling center art walk. If it’s a nice day, the books will be on display outside. If it’s a not so nice day, the books will be on display inside. Because of virus concerns, you would prefer to be outside. You won’t have a choice, so no matter.
So many books, so little time. This adage continues to hold true for you, who can’t seem to let go of this particular project.
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