end of an era • I remember when my library’s sale was a communal activity – the Friends of the Library put it together and for the most part you met everyone in town during the course of the sale. There was always a smattering of ‘professional dealers’ but even they were usually the same ones year after year. Because of the new scourge of I-have-a-computer-I-can-be-a-bookseller-itis the gentleness of the sale has been forever taken over by the Mongol hordes of gadget febes. Thewebsite seems to be designed to bring the hordes down on us from even further away.

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