a treasure found.

On a recent trip up to Portland, OR, I found a pretty special book by a pretty special person at a pretty special book store. It all came together at once and I was quite elated. The book was a first edition copy of  Short Drive, Sweet Chariot.  The person is a dear literary friend Mister William Saroyan who once roamed the streets of San Francisco. The bookstore is one of the best and last of it’s kind in the country, the magnificent Powell’s Books in Portland, OR. It was a great moment when I opened up the book to find a photograph of the author mustache and all. Quite a mug shot….

It was a review copy that also included the specs in courier type to the reviewer…

and his printed signature on the back. Okay… I’m a bit of a fan.

I hope others still have a deep affection for such heartfelt tangible treasures! Viva la books. Okay, i said it.



About Soup and the Clouds

I treasure the small adventures in life. Such as, listening to records, making jam from farmer's market produce, seeing new sites, eating the best tomato I've ever had, reading a good book, watching a film, appreciating a good font, going for a long bike ride or walking down a street I've never walked on before. The list goes on.

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