If Michael was in the bindery when an especially handsome old volume arrived, Mr. Albert let him hold it and always said: “Let your hands feel it, Michael. It’s not just some old thing. It has a soul.”
At first, Michael didn’t know what Mr. Albert was talking about.
“A book that has been handed down from generation to generation,” Mr. Albert explained, “has had its pages touched by so many fingers and has been loved and cried over by so many people that it has a life of its own.” – The Song of Whales by Uri Orlev
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