Many years ago, long before you could read or acquire old books on the internet, a person had to wander though the second hand book shop with his half crown and empty cigarette packet. A risky business for those of us prone to adverse reaction once in the presence of dustiness, damp, the spores of mushroom and other encumbrances.
All the same I do try hard to recreate the ambience of such happy places here in the room where I sleep. It's a tumble, but fortunately there is always a tissue lying around, some of them in better shape than others. Then you read of a Fulfillment Center going bankrupt and the smiles are free at last.