The History Was Thick.
I was able to attend the York Book and Paper Fair yesterday and it was a great experience. I worked our booth from 9 A.M. till closing at 4 P.M. Looking out over the stacks of wonderful ephemera I was anxious to get out there and rifle through all the cool possibilities hidden amongst the great cover designs of books and must-laden paper product. In the meantime Bill found a surprise when he opened a Bible to pray for an end to the rain that plagued the outside world.
Once allowed to wander I visited our neighbors booth and found two comics I was looking for. Intro to Absorbing Man and the beautifully illustrated Silver Surfer #1
Also I found an amazing compass ring. This allowed me to claim that my super power is to tell directions (The Compass Corps) which everyone unanimously agreed was...'LAME', as they put it.
While roaming and mingling with the veterans of the event I could tell these people loved what they did. I fell into it, the sounds of old vinyls spinning and crackling, the smell of books born way before me, and the feeling that the attendees history was thickening.