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Philip Roth – Internet shopper


It is always nice to hear a famous author mentioning in an interview that they buy books from AbeBooks. Today, Philip Roth is interviewed in the Wall Street Journal. Roth’s latest novel is called The Humbling and it is the third book in a quartet after 2006′s Everyman and 2008′s Indignation.

Roth is asked if he is online and he admits to buying groceries and books on the Internet. He purchases from Amazon and buys used books from AbeBooks and also from our friends at Alibris.

It’s wonderful when you want to find something obscure and there it is for $3.98. It’s the greatest book bazaar that has ever existed.

Thank you Mr Roth. He’s 76 and in a unique position as the senior figure of American literature, so I think I should really address him as Mister Roth.

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Richard Davies

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