Standing in furniture stores, I'm always intrigued by the books that are put on display in bookcases. These are books that are too boring to be stolen (except in Ikea, where they have Swedish books). Seeing them is not unlike seeing a group of homeless people, and similarly, I secretly yearn to take them home. At least to put them in my bookcase, at most to actually read them. If you think about the effort it takes to write a publishable book, it's heart-breaking to see any put on dummy display, mere filler for a piece of furniture.

Posted by cronopio at 12:41 AM, September 03, 2003