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On the road to Ithaca, a bittersweet sight for book lovers

Phoenix Books outside Ithaca, NY, closed its doors more than a year ago, but the old barn still gets visitors, including some unaware it’s out of business. The store sold used books for 30 years, but apparently couldn’t keep up … Continue reading

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Have you checked your wallet lately?

The question “What’s in your wallet?” may conjure a popular television commercial for a credit card, but for my money there’s a better answer.┬áMy library card. It’s been in my wallet for so long, and has been used so often, … Continue reading

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