Sunday, January 01, 2006

Inspiration for a Resolution

One of my New Year's resolutions is to read one non-fiction book for every fiction one - the perfect place to inspire this resolution was a bookstore I visited in San Francisco a few days ago. The famous (infamous) City Lights Bookstore was absolutely amazing. The store was packed not only with books, but with chairs, as well as signs posted everywhere inviting readers to pick a book, get comfortable, and read. Imagine Chapters doing that!

There was an entire floor (an entire floor!) of poetry. There were also sections entitled "Commodity Aesthetics" and "Muckracking". Not too many Republicans here....or in San Francisco at all, for that matter...

Spotted in an apartment window in the neighbourhood of Nob Hill:

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