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SMB celebrates stories, in all possible forms. And the people who love them. 

For me, reading is air. Words. Ideas. Real. Imagined. Describing the possible. Speculating on the impossible. 

​My own love affair with stories started before I could talk. Even though I didn’t understand the shapes on the page, I knew they held magic. I scribbled with my crayons thinking I was writing. 

Though Frank Zappa is credited with coining the phrase "So many books, so little time," I suspect similar words were uttered long before him. 

It's like feeling small in the expanse of the universe, but in a bookstore or library, the words of the universe are there, waiting to be read, and understood. 




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