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The Sacred Books Series

The Book of Nonsense

It was downright embarrassing to get treated so shabbily, especially after the way she’d gone on about how great the place was. Daphna’s father hadn’t even gotten out of his taxi before she’d announced the big news: a rare bookshop had opened in the Village while he’d been away.

“It took over that entire warehouse, the one that’s been boarded up forever!” Daphna had enthused. She’d forgotten to bother with ‘Welcome home,’ or even ‘Hello.’ “It’s called The Antiquarian Book Center, but I call it the ABC. It’s incredible! It’s huge! It’s the most amazing shop I’ve ever seen! And what’s really weird is that every single book in there has to do with magic, not that I’m really into that sort of thing, but still! In all your years as a book scout, I’ll bet you’ve never seen anything like it, Dad. There’s definitely nothing like it in Portland.”

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