Staple Balm

Matthew McKean in the obituary for Marshall Berman in the Globe & Mail provides a short paragraph on Berman's love of books.

Inside the kitchen cupboards of the Upper West Side apartment where he lived for decades, he stored his staples: books. Inside the bathroom cabinets, he stored his balm: more books.
And the tender heart of the bibliophile is wrenched.

And so for day 1097