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Counting Crows

Chris Roberts, Uncut, June 1997

A DUSTY, OCHRE ATLAS FROM THE THIRTIES. An old dictionary in two huge volumes complete with illustrations. A history of the Civil War in three volumes. A Maya Angelou first edition. Adam Duritz is pleased with his haul after 15 minutes in an antique bookshop in downtown St Louis, Missouri, one-time home to TS Eliot, Josephine Baker, and Miles Davis. I put Chitty Chitty Bang Bang back on the shelf and help him lug his books to the counter. One point worries me about all this heavy literature. How're you going to carry all these, Adam?

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