And speaking of things orange . . . Hail and farewell, George Whitman

Give what you can, take what you need. 

This was the creed of George Whitman, just a guy from East Orange, NJ. If you never had the chance to meet George, who died last week at the age of 98, . . . check on some of the links. George was pretty much put the independent in indepedent booksellers. He will be missed.

You can read a good bit of his life story on the Shakespeare and Company website.

This commentary piece on George is from our local paper, and by local lad, John Yewell.

Jeanette Winterson of the Guardian also has a nice rememberance.

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