Reading As a Brain Training Exercise, Revealing the Charm of Second Hand Books

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Second hand books are a smart way to discover literature, its poets, heroes and its stories and life teachings.

Too many people quit reading when they finish studying at school. For different reasons, from indifference to work commitment, literature is left to fade from their life. Maybe, they haven’t considered what they are losing: they are missing out on their own fantasy and they are not feeding their creativity anymore.

In fact we can say that poetry and literature in general are a responsible attempt to understand the world in human terms through literary composition. Sometimes, modern books do not transmit many sensations that got lost in time also because the new editions that are printed, often in their millions, are not up to the same standard as they were.

This is why many will say that a second hand book has got a particular charm that increase in value over time. Everyone can feel that sensation browsing the shelves of a second hand book library, flipping through the old books, touch their pages and feel the sensation, like you are holding a treasure in your hands!

Moreover, reading enhances your reasoning skills and can bestow brilliance to your conversation, differentiating yourself from most.

Nowadays with the Internet, you can reach more used books than ever. In fact, if you are living in France and you’d love to buy a Shakespeare work in an elegant and old fashioned edition, maybe you cannot find it in your local second hand book store. Probably you will have more chance going to England, but that would cost you time and money, and you would never go there just to buy a book.

Today with the Net you have a great medium to virtually visit every library in the world.

“I love John Keats’ poetry. Furthermore I am an avid book collector so I am devoted to finding as many rare editions of my favourites as I can. For instance, I have his Endymion in the original 1818 edition, and I am proud of it. But I also like the more recent editions from the mid-1900s. That’s an example of why I’m looking for books on the Internet. Finding Sharp’s Book Co. was an unexpected surprise, but now I’m one of their fond customers”, 55 year old Karl Andrews said. He lives in New Zealand, and likes to keep in touch with his native country through book reading.

Sharp’s Book Co.’s second hand book shop can be reached from every part of the world, providing a full catalogue you can browse on-site.

For more information on second hand books, or on Sharps Book Co.’s catalogue, you can visit their site .


Mike Sharp

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