There is a danger in making assumptions, and clearly the proprietor of this newly opened used bookstore is taking no chances. I wonder if he would be at all interested in any of my books which are used but not already read.
All true book fiends know that we sometimes divest ourselves of books without having read them. Oh, you’re hot for that book when you first see it. You just have to have it, and you know you’ll get around to reading it eventually. Then stuff happens. You don’t have time, but you’ll get to it later. Then your interests change, and secretly you know you’ll never read it but you hang onto it anyway for years.
If only this bookstore had been open when I finally faced the truth four months ago. The nearest used bookstore at that time was a very unpleasant, congested 50 minute drive which I swore I would never do again. Thank goodness for this place. Facing the truth is now only ten minutes away.