curmudgeonly


capitol hill books

run by 110-year-old jim toole

for "twenty years, five months, three days, two hours, fifteen minutes"

plus some more time

never say "awesome" in his presence

it's a rule

among many

that you must follow

in this

his shop

where a

teetering "tower of tolkien"

and a

shelf of "sculduggery"

stand as reminders that

reading is a very serious business

and in capitol hill books

you must "follow the rules"