Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by MizB at Should be Reading, where you can also check out other blogger’s links to their Teaser Tuesdays-posts.
The rules are simple:

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!
Here is my teaser:

I gathered that it hadn’t been there long, but in spite of its newness, and in spite of its clever display in the windows (towers of ballpoints, pencils, and rulers arranged to suggest the New York skyline) the Paper Palace looked to small to contain much of interest.

The teaser is from p. 3 of Oracle Night by Paul Auster.