Today we stopped by Biblio (The Purveyors of Pre-Owned Books) latest branch in Alabang Town Center for a quick look-see.
We just had to.
Aside from conservative selection of second-hand books, the quaint bookstore also had a selection of journals, notebooks, and decorative knickknacks on sale.
But it was this hardbound book (right) that really caught my eye: the controversial bestseller entitled, “Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?” (2005) by National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Famer Charles Wade Barkley.
After flipping through the first few pages, the rest of the book was–for lack of a better word–repurposed into a secret compartment book. Yep! Just like those fake bibles that house a liquor flask within them.
Come to think of it, I do remember seeing a similarly repurposed book in a Booksale branch that I once visited–no doubt it was once used to hide contraband.
However, that is just speculation on my end.