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What Became of Sir Charles’ Book (January 15, 2019)

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Setting the price point of P249 (Philippine Pesos) aside, I’m pretty sure that Charles never dreamed that his book would ever be used in this way.

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.

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