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I met a traveller in an antique land  Cover Image Book Book

I met a traveller in an antique land / Connie Willis.

Willis, Connie, (author.).


An adovcate of progress is stranded during a rainstorm in Ozymandias Books, an old-fashioned bookstore, or so it seems. The "store" is suffering from a flood, not of water, but of incoming books, from strange places like tornadoes, estate sales, and earthquakes. Jim takes a tour to report on the curious store for his blog, about pointless nostalgia, but is torn away to attend a meeting.
Jim, a blogger, has just left a radio interview where he argued that nostalgia for obsolete items-- like books-- impedes progress, when a rainstorm strands him in Ozymandias Books. He discovers that Ozymandias seems to be an old-fashioned bookstore, but is a pristine, seemingly endless wonderland of books. While Jim searches for his childhood favorite, he comes to understand how tragic it is that some things may be gone forever... like the magic of books.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1596068760
  • ISBN: 9781596068766
  • Physical Description: 86 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Limited signed edition.
  • Publisher: Burton MI: Subterranean Press, 2018.

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General Note:
Dust jacket illustration, ©2018 by Jon Foster.
Subject: Books and reading.
Magic > Fiction.
Bloggers > Fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Scenic Regional.


  • 1 current hold with 4 total copies.
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Scenic Regional-Sullivan FIC WIL (Text) 3006255024 Fiction Available -

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