Carole-Ann Warburton has loved books all her life, but it took an experience of terrifying disorientation to realize her dream of working in a bookstore. After she collapsed at home in 2010 and was diagnosed with an inner ear infection, she had to learn to walk again. Urging her to retire, her daughter showed her some houses for sale, including a little shop with a flat above it that Carole-Ann loved. She already had 8,000 to 9,000 books at home, although it was often hard to sell them. This year, The Book Rest celebrates its 10th anniversary. "I would like to keep doing this until I no longer can. It's a wonderful feeling. Someone can walk in tomorrow and say: 'I have been looking for that for an awfully long time!'"

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