Confucius in the Bookshop

People who like the quirky and books: this bookshop is a must!

Elephant Zen

NotErnest“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

A passion shared at Hemingways besides books is to take excursions to interesting secondhand shops and flea markets.  There is a wonderful sense of anticipation in making a serendipitous discovery especially when it is some item you may have been dreaming of, an object you would like to acquire that comes to mind or something you know you have to have as soon as you see it.  There’s a sense of magic to be found foraging amongst other people’s throw-aways and as writer and photographer, Mary Randolph Carter notes: The whole thrill of junking is that you just know the next table will have what you’ve been looking for all your life.

I was witness to this good fortune just the other day when, at a local charity shop, a young woman came upon an…

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