McCallum street is one of my favorite places in Colombo. I’m not even sure it’s called McCallum street, but it’s great. At the end of Darley Road there’s a row of used bookshops. They have a lot of nothing, but also a lot of gems. Old and new magazines for example, and a lot of surprising books. Yesterday I got Juche Art, printed in North Korea, a history of the toilet and water closets, a bluffer’s guide to consulting, some short stories by Satyajit Ray and some other stuff. Oh, an issue of Ceylon Today from 1956. It’s pretty sweet.