Orwell målar upp en dystopisk bild av "bokhandleri". Kan ni som jobbat med böcker stämma in i det han säger?
But the real reason why I should not like to be in the book trade for life is that while I was in it I lost my love of books. A bookseller has to tell lies about books, and that gives him a distaste for them; still worse is the fact that he is constantly dusting them and hauling them to and fro. [...] But as soon as I went to work in the bookshop I stopped buying books. Seen in the mass, five or ten thousand at a time, books were boring and even slightly sickening.
- George Orwell, Books v. cigarettes