The charming smell of wet ink and dusty parchment stir the senses as you step past the ornamented stained glass door. Brightly lit waxed candles line a pathway of stacked books and loose pages winding its way through the store. Each table, layer after layer of delicately constructed inkwork – masterfully quilled for those in need of language bound and sealed on parchment. Easily scribed spells and elegant worldly histories line the front of shop, while intricate glass cabinetry behind the shopkeep’s desk houses the more exquisite items on display. Marvellous tomes and beautifully calligraphed pages too precious to meet with the greasy palms of wayward patrons that might accidentally stumble in off the busy street. – Submitted by turtlecrazy@live.com.au (Alias: Murphy V)