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So far the most important way that being a librarian and being a bookseller are the same is this. When I am having a shitty-shit day, an hour on desk makes me feel better in the same way that a solid hour behind the counter did. Or even if I’m just having an eh-okay day. There is something really great about spending some time wholeheartedly doing the best you can to help other people have a nice day. It’s the only life experience I’ve got that I can regularly practice with mindfulness without trying to be mindful (since apparently trying to be mindful defeats the purpose of mindfulness. GAH, ZEN, I get it). Yoga via public service.

I guess it’s thoughts like this that are why friends don’t believe me when I say I’m not very sentimental. But I swear, I hate people. I just really like helping them.

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  1. slybyname reblogged this from kinokun and added:
    (Kiddo~My thoughts exactly!)
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  3. expatlibrarian said: Same here. I swear, I really hate kids, I just really like making them smile.
  4. passionisaplagiarism reblogged this from laughterkey and added:
    Book recommendations are the only thing I miss about being on Reference…
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  6. laughterkey reblogged this from rachelfershleiser and added:
    I miss this more than I can say.
  7. rachelfershleiser reblogged this from bookavore and added:
    The bookseller-librarian’s creedo.
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    So far the most important way that being a librarian and being a bookseller are the same is this. When I am having a...
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