“Bookstores attract the right kind of folk. Good people like A.J. and Amelia. And I like talking about books with people who like talking about books. I like paper. I like how it feels, and I like the feel of a book in my back pocket. I like how a new book smells, too.”
“We are not quite novels.
We are not quite short stories.
In the end, we are collected works.”
— The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin