Post Card from a Lover Of Bookstores

1986 post card showing the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, Teotihuacan

Hi Larry! Salados in Mexico! I’m living in Mexico City now, which is a fantastic fantastic place. I’ve been writing a bit, visiting all the strange & wonderful places to visit in & around Mexico City, wandering aimlessly about, and of course, reading everything I can get my hands on. I go to the American Bookstore (almost as good as Living Batch but fewer books and all new, no used) and read for hours at a time. Reading more & more.

What fantastic places bookstores are – they’re like temples or churches for me – holy places where you can screw around for hours, with tons & tons of books. Matter of fact, I think I’ll rededicate the Pyramid of the Sun here at Teotihuacan to People Who Work In Bookstores, Who Let You Stand And Read Even If You Don’t Have Any Money. Thanks, Guys. C-Ya in Dec. If I come through that way. Adios, Duane.

Note: I just can’t remember who Duane is but what a wonderful postcard to receive as a lowly bookstore worker. Somehow there’s a lack of humanity in Googling and Binging, although amazingly immediate, plus a lack of depth, a lack of a whole physical book in the hands and exploring as part of a community. 

Thank you, Duane!
(PC in my Notebook 37, 1989-91)


About larry goodell

Poet exploring his viable extensions - publisher, performer, playwright - hand to hand help in creating spaces for poetry to be live in - reading events, recordings, online and tangible publications in the vocal spirit of his New Mexico.
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  1. Pingback: Links to Blog Posts about the Living Batch Bookstore . . . | lotsa, larry goodell

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