Scarily Appropriate Quote!

My sister had an Agatha Christie quote printed up and framed for me, you would have thought she had been in the shop!  It is now hanging in the Coffee Shop for the amusement of customers.

Agatha Christie Quote
Agatha Christie Quote

“It was necessary to sidle since precariously arranged books impinged more and more every day on the passageway from the street. Inside, it was clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down. The distance between bookshelves was so narrow that you could only get along with great difficulty. There were piles of books perched on every shelf or table. On a stool in a corner, hemmed in by books, was an old man in a pork-pie hat with a large flat face like a stuffed fish. He had the air of one who has given up an unequal struggle. He had attempted to master the books, but the books had obviously succeeded in mastering him. He was a kind of King Canute of the book world, retreating before the advancing book tide. If he ordered it to retreat it would have been with the sure and hopeless certainty that it would not do so.”

The only difference, so I’ve been told, is that I’m not a man and I don’t have a flat face!