Monday, September 22, 2014
Vintage Monday: Do you remember these?
I do. And I just recently realized what a relic it makes me.
Public libraries are one of the best inventions. Anyone who's against them should be shot. Out of a cannon and into a field of cacti.
Since the protagonists of my next Secrets book (fourth in the collection) will be a couple of bartenders, naturally I set out on research mission of everything mixology. My inquiries led to me to The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury, a book that has been out of print for decades and copies of it sell for more than a pretty penny. Fortunately, the LA County Public Library system has several copies.
As I opened it I saw the familiar pocket, but there was no card in it, so I put my receipt there. At least, it's still a print book. Most days I mostly consume ebooks and audiobooks, both of which the Library has plenty. I love libraries.