The note talks about longtime owner of the shop Russell Speidel. Mr. Speidel recently passed away. I like the note because it is a simple everyday acknowledgment that there are gentle, simple and hopeful ways to approach life.
The Duttenhofer's website I link to above allows easy access to a large number of used and fine books. Please consider ordering from Duttenhofer's as this Cincinnati landmark stays the course even as times change.