Him: The older used book-store owner, a kind man with somewhat frightening teeth, but a vast knowledge of books.
Me: The wide-eyed literary ingenue (ok, maybe I'm pushing that one a little) with a big heart who wants to support local business owners.
We meet: I spend hours pouring over his shelves and refuse to even look at the chain stores that once held my attention. I provide him with a steady stream of used book trades and brag to all my friends about my new relationship. He gives me discounts and calls me when he finds something I've been looking for.