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“We are much more likely to be drawn to a messy bookstore than a neat one because the mess signifies vitality. We are not drawn to a bookstore because of tasteful, Finnish shelves in gunmetal gray mesh, each one displaying three carefully chosen, color-coordinated covers. Clutter — orderly clutter, if possible — is what we expect. Like a city. It’s not quite a city unless there’s more than enough.”
Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History Source: akaixab

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