Getting some old books ‘back to where they once belong’

Enemies of Reading | September 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Hugh Gilmore Most people who buy and sell old books live in personal spaces choked, crammed, stuffed and strangled with stuff acquired years ago, for example, stacks of 18th-century floral prints, engraved portraits of Civil War generals, abolitionists’ pamphlets from the 1840s, shoe boxes of old postcards, advertising pamphlets and studio photographs. “Must […]

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Me and my prostate: Checkin’ in

Enemies of Reading | May 25th, 2017 | 5 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore Folks who know me, but haven’t seen me lately, are surprised when we meet by how “good” I look. I guess they expected me to wear my illness more outwardly. Perhaps they expected me to look shriveled, or gaunt. But I’m not. Or, not yet. My cheeks remain rosé red (sometimes tomato […]

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