Thou mayst love on, through love’s eternity

My plan to keep the outstanding bookstores of Earth alive through coronatimes continued with today’s arrival of Set Me On Fire: A Poem For Every Feeling, from Ella Risbridger, from Shakespeare and Company in Paris.

The delivery was lovingly packaged: 

Book wrapping in a navy blue paper bag, with a round, gold Shakespeare and Company sticker on the front.

When I placed the order I ticked the boxes for two “upgrades,” the free “custom book stamp” on the title page:

The title page of Set Me On Fire when a Shakespeare and Company rubber stamp applied.

and the 83 cent “custom book poem,” a rendering of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 14:

A typewritten poem, with typing in all four directions.

I am a satisfied customer.


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Ton Zijlstra on November 23, 2020 - 14:28 Permalink

I just received an email that are about to begin processing my order, so I'm looking forward to receiving a similar package soon...

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Bob on November 24, 2020 - 14:37 Permalink

Reminding me of boredly wandering through the display cases once at the Library of London, and stopping to read through the glass a handwritten open notebook of much vintage, and realizing the words were, "How do I love thee?/Let me count the ways..." and stopping COLD as my heart skipped three or four beats.