What is amazing and inspiring about books is. . . their very physicality, the sheer thinginess of them, the fact that you can hold a book in your hands, thump a couple of knuckles on the cover, riffle through the pages. You can use books as doorstops or paperweights or place mats.. .
-- Julia Keller, from her Sunday Chicago Tribune magazine article "This is a book. Perhaps you remember it?" --
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