Celebrating Eleven Years in Downtown Staunton

"I knew much later what I didn't know then, so I did not remain in my six year apprenticeship with Henry Southern, booksellers. I was eighteen and thought London in the 1960's was far too three dimensional to work at a job selling books.  Half a decade later I was collecting books but had not entertained a consideration to selling any of them. Footloose and free, but without the fancy part that money offered, I was slipping into dull humdrum with occasional bouts of jocularity, as the amusement park photo attests to.  A couple of decades or more later, my collection had turned into a book scouting commodity and then into a bookstore in Blue Hill, Maine.  In September of 2008, we opened Barrister Books in Staunton, Virginia."

- Anthony Baker

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