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Notes of a Dirty Old Man: A Day In The Life Of An Adult Bookstore Clerk
Story written in 1973
It was the usual type of adult bookstore: tip sheets, the Racing Form, the daily papers . . . Further, it was divided into three sections—the legit section with the regular magazines and non-porno paperbacks; the section you entered through the swinging door where the porno bits are housed; and the section that led from the porno section to the arcade room where you could see a quick dirty flick for a quarter. It cost 50 cents to get into the porno section but you were given a silver token which was applicable to a purchase.
It was Marty's first day on the job and he had the day shift...
The Bell Tolls for No One - pg. 141 - 2015
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Los Angeles Free Press - No. 466 - June 22-July 2 - 1973
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