#251 – Found


Oct 03 2012

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The shirt says “If you can read this, I found your ring.”  We got it from White Lightning Productions, but they might have gotten it from Pegasus Publishing.  It’s hard to tell where shirts originally come from, sometimes.  Anyway, it is a reference to The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkein.  Specifically, it is written in the strange script inscribed inside the One Ring.

We thought the best place to do a shirt about an arcane ring in an arcane book would be at an arcane book store.

Yankee Peddler Bookshop has everything a very very old book store should have — although their website may lead you to think otherwise.  The painted gold letters in the window proclaim “Antiquarian, Old and Rare: Books, Prints and Maps, Paintings, Photographica, Historic Paper, Postcards … Bought, Sold, Appraised, Repaired and Restored”  The cheap posters taped to the windows look strange and anachronistic, next to those clean, sharp letters, with rows of old texts just inside.  Walking in, you can smell the ancient book bindings.  You can sense the hushed tones of paper ruffling against ancient inks.  Shelves wrap around each other, and you can imagine getting lost in some labyrinth of back rooms and hidden alcoves, even if it actually not anywhere near as large as all that.  It’s just such a cool place to hang out.

Except, I don’t think they don’t really want you whipper-snappers hangin around all day.

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