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A Messy Message in the Bottle

Enjoy this special exhibit for a fun diversion while learning about Walker Percy for readers at all levels.

Below is the receipt Walker Percy received when buying books from the Maple Street Book Shop on January 7, 1976. The abbreviation of the first book title on the receipt elicited a playful, if not equally messy response from Percy to the shopkeeper. (Images courtesy: Rhoda K. Faust, Owner, Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans, La.)

Photograph of Receipt from Maple Street Book Shop to Walker Percy

Click to reveal Walker Percy's humorous response

Thank you for keeping Walker Percy from getting lost in the cosmos!

We hope these educational and entertaining exhibits will help to keep Walker Percy's works and thought alive in the public awareness.