catch dream delightful nasal whiff,
antique calf covers, pungent pages,
sentimental this second-hand sniff,
older books witness to past ages.
second-hand bookshop unassuming,
frontage design from yester-year,
author arguments begin booming,
old fashioned, biblio atmosphere.
piles of books, passage near-blocked,
some covers warped, or detached,
some printed contents worm-pocked,
older authors not quickly despatched.
heritage honoured with due respect,
past authors offered warm embraces,
many ideas on pages freckle-specked
playing hide and seek among bookcases.