The Last Book Store

By Jill Cornelio ’04

There is magic and danger at the corner of Fifth and Spring.

 

 

There is magic and danger at the corner of Fifth and Spring. Yes, there is a building, and the building is a bookstore, but inside that bookstore is a comic book shop called Dungeon Dungeon. And across from that comic book shop is a used record store. And up the stairs from that used record store is a labyrinth of books. And within the labyrinth of books, you’ll find paperbacks and hardcovers for a dollar. There’s an art gallery in a hallway and a performance space in the lobby. There are doors that lead to nowhere and rooms that you’ve never noticed before. The place is a maze, and you can get blissfully lost. So you grab a few dollar books. You head back downstairs to pick up an old Madonna record. You swing by the dungeon for a few comic books. … The magic is that three hours have passed. The danger is that you barely even noticed. You stay a little while longer.

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