According to the OED,* a hurley-house is “a large house fallen into disrepair or nearly in ruins.” Right. Anyone who has ever come to the actual Hurley House to swill wine or browse through dusty columns of books from my personal collection can attest to the general spirit of the definition. Sure, it’s not large, and technically it’s an apartment, but …

More to the purpose, Hurley House is a website where you can read about books, see pictures of odd things people leave in books, even buy books. You can read some things I’ve written. Poke around. I’ll keep adding blog entries and various books and collections of books. If you like, not just reading, but books themselves as incredible objects, examples of great design, things to collect, I think you’ll like Hurley House. And if, like me, you can’t resist the urge to buy books, hopefully you’ll buy one from me.

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