14 March 2011

read it and weep

WordRapt, a commentor at my favourite online read which was lamenting a decline in bookshops, lead me to discover a Catalan artist - Ramon Casa i Carbo, who had one great picture and this is it.
This woman having a physical reaction to a yellow book.
I know the feeling.
The closing, despite my patronage, of McGill's Books which was in Elizabeth Street Melbourne for many decades, is extra sad because it was THE ONLY retailer of The Guardian in Victoria. Please be aware that every time you purchase printed material at a supermarket, you are causing the closure of newsagents which carry esoteric magazines and papers, that the supermarkets will never bother selling.
This is a situation which could be taken to the United nations organisation, if it was any use.