By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  July 8, 2008

McMurtry sometimes surrenders to the baser instincts of the trade. He describes his rapturous delight at coming across a shed that “turned out to contain nothing but books by the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould. How often does a shed full of Baring-Gould’s three-deckers fall into your lap?” he marvels. “Who could turn that down?”

I don’t know about you, but as much as I love books — and Books — I think I probably could.

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