Quotables: David Barnett

"Secondhand is a label we only seem to give to books these days. Clothing is vintage, video games are pre-owned, CDs and vinyl are used - but books are still secondhand, hinting at the life of a volume before it fell into your hands. To me, it never feels as though I actually own a book - I might have paid for it, either full price brand new or a few pence at a charity shop, but it seems as though I'm merely giving it house room, until it continues along its own journey."

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