Full Circle Bookstore: A Palace of Minds, by Yousef Khanfar

Cultural Cross Sections Yousef Khanfar Photo by James L.W / Unsplash In January, Full Circle Bookstore was named one of five finalists for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore of the Year. Palestinian photographer Yousef Khanfar offers the following tribute. As a photographer, I have visited more than forty countries and many of their bookstores, but I always come back to the most charming one of all, Oklahoma City’s Full Circle Bookstore. I must admit that, despite my fidelity to photography, I am still madly in love with these musical words that dance with no shoes and caress the voluptuous curves of my heart. And when I need to imbibe from the fountain of knowledge, I dash to the arms of Full Circle. When I need to imbibe from the fountain of knowledge, I dash to the arms of Full Circle. At Full Circle, one can journey into the Alpine valleys of classical literature, through forests of the arts, cross swamps of contemporary writing, trek deserts of politics, ascend to the summit of philosophy, and rest in the most scented rose gardens of poetry. In this Palace of Minds, I come Out of Africa, I voyage into the Heart of Darkness, I witness Crime and Punishment, I heal inside a House Made of Dawn, I wonder how To Kill a Mockingbird, I celebrate with The Great Gatsby, I love in Love Story, I dance with Zorba, I slice my ear with Lust for Life, I uphold freedom in Beloved, I fantasize with Fantasia, I see in Blindness, I paint with The... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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