Shows Light Wear

“I feel a kinship with readers who leave their marks, like calling cards, in the margins of used books.”

I can’t open a book with highlighting or margin notes and not wonder about this mysterious someone who read or didn’t read, liked or didn’t like this very book I’m embarking on. My love of used–second-hand, pre-owned–books is the subject of “Shows Light Wear,” which was published in the print journal Gold Man Review last November and now made available here.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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