• The strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time.

  • It’s filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago.

  • Just like a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.

  • Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project, to create a compendium of invented words for every emotion we might all experience but don’t yet have a word for.
GREG RAKOZY ELI FRANCIS
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