Heather O’Donnell…who is everything Mr. Worms says and more!
It may strike you as curious, as it certainly strikes me, that in over three years of blogging about visits to other booksellers, I have never yet had occasion to describe this operation in reverse – a fellow bookseller coming to visit me.
This is because, by and large, they simply don’t – at least not on business. There are booksellers who occasionally come socially for parties, supper, or a Sunday lunch. There have been very occasional (fingers-of-one-hand) and notable exceptions, but there is only one bookseller – a man in a quiet and private way of business – who regularly calls. He routinely comes to see me once or twice a year and just as routinely happily departs with a bagful of books. But this blessed example is not one that anyone else follows – at least until last Saturday.
Yes – a visit from…
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