This is why used bookstores are my kryptonite. If you can snare a trap for hipsters by placing a Pabst, Junky camera, and some obscure indie records...you could probably put simply put a "for sale" sign and a small pile of books to lure me anywhere.
This is why my own well-being and my wallet are in severe danger from living where I do. This past weekend, I went to seven different used bookstores in the area. There's one in Seattle that has Happy Hour every day after 6 PM. All of the books in the store are 25% off!!
Every time I go into a bookstore, I make a huge pile of books I want to read/buy...and then with a great wrenching of my soul, I set them aside because I do not have the funds to buy them. Right now. Don't worry, books. I'll be back for you soon! And in the meantime, I apologize heartily to all the employees of the bookstores I haunt since I'm creating extra work for you.
PS. Today marks a month since I've moved to Seattle!