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  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Sophie Washington: Secret Santa by Tonya Duncan Ellis

    Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:00:00 Permalink
    When Sophie gets a package in the mail, there's no return address on it.  When she opens it, it has a gift and a motivational note in it.  She didn't sign up for a Secret Santa this year.  Who could be sending it?Goddess Fish Blog Tours and the author shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you). It's on sale for only 99 cents during this tour, so you can grab a copy now.Sophie is a fun character to read about.  She's determined to find out who is sending the gifts and looks over her classmates Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Raymond Benson: The Fourth Man behind James Bond

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 Permalink
    Though the James Bond films were originally based on the novels by Ian Fleming, more recent movies are written in the spirit of Fleming's work. After Fleming's death, other writers have been invited to take up the James Bond mantle. First was Kingsley Amis, who wrote one Bond novel under the pseudonym Robert Markham. John Gardner penned the next 14 novels, along with two film novelizations. Raymond Benson was the next author to continue the Bond legacy, writing from 1996 to 2003. Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    25 Years Ago Today

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:21:00 Permalink
    Pistil Books & News opened its doors to the public for the first time on November 17, 1993.  Our retail store was a former garage on Pike Street in an area that was in transition from "Auto Row" to retail and other businesses.  Cafe Paradiso had opened up in the same block just a couple of years earlier.  The Wild Rose, Seattle's only lesbian bar, anchored the corner, The Comet Tavern was nearby, and Ronnie's Upholstery occupied the basement of our building.Before we opened, Sean and a hired carpenter constructed our eight and ten foot high bookshelves.  Friends helped us Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    "Love That Dirty Water"

    Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:56:45 Permalink
    Taking a breather while packing for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. I think I did my first one in 1986. I’d joined the ABAA that year, and I remember Doug Harding counseling me in an unusually avuncular manner to exhibit in Boston. “You can make a lot of money there,” he told me. “Last year I made $12,000.” It didn’t seem possible, but I knew Doug wasn’t given to bullshitting, so I took a deep breath and signed up.Continue reading “Love That Dirty Water” at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Gift Idea No. 8 – Theatre Drama

    Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:09:22 Permalink
    Gift Idea No.8 – Theatre Drama Take a look at our fine Selection of books on Theatre and Drama. William Shakespeare some of the titles include: All’s Well That Ends Well The Arden Shakespeare Methuen 1929 A play about a maid, Helena, who cures the King of France of a disease, then asks for Lord […]The post Gift Idea No. 8 – Theatre Drama appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Barner Books

    2018 RIFE HANDBOOK Available for Preorder

    Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:46:00 Permalink
    The Rife Handbook                      of Frequency Therapy and Holistic Health                 Updated & Expanded 5th Edition                                   1104 pages include References, Index, and Nine Appendices                                ©  2018 by Nenah Sylver, PhD                                             CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTSChapter 1: The Politics of Medicine and the Nature of Health. How we get sick: Sleep and oxygen deficit, injury and inflammation, electron and nutrient deficiencies, chemical / electromagnetic toxicities, pH imbalance, pathogens and bodily responses, weather, noise pollution, emotions and beliefs. Drug damage versus effectiveness. Clinical trials and hospital procedures. Iatrogenic disease and preventable deaths. Vaccine history, damage and substitutes; reversing damage after inoculations. Big Pharma’s marriage to the Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    OTD in 1960… Lawrence-1, Censorship-0!

    Sat, 10 Nov 2018 06:18:03 Permalink
    NOTE: Please understand that this blog contains heavy subject matter and foul language. You’ve been warned.  Censorship. A hated word in the bibliophile community. The very definition of the word seems off. Too… all encompassing.  Censorship is defined as: “the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, […] Read More
  • from Kristian Strom, Bookseller

    How To Bbecome the Best Blogger of All Times

    Mon, 30 Apr 2018 01:34:00 Permalink
    The main work of a travel blog is to create interest among people to visit interesting places that they might have left out because of lack of knowledge about the place. All places are not popular among all people and they need to know more about the places in order to plan a tour to […] Read More
  • from Cat's Cradle Books

    Vintage reading could be the perfect gift

    Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:22:24 Permalink
    What do you give someone who seems to have everything? Nostalgia might just be the answer. For example, consider a National Geographic Magazine from your loved one’s birth month or from the month of a special anniversary.  The articles are well researched and written, the illustrations are plentiful, there are lots of vintage advertisements included, […] Read More
  • from The Book Trout

    Vermont Booksellers Spring Fair and Book Hunting in Vermont

    Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:05:35 Permalink
    My good friend Barb seemed to have an inordinate amount of fun assisting me with manning a booth at the Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair last September. She readily agreed to come along on a joint book hunting and genealogical research expedition to Burlington, Vermont this past weekend. Old Saratoga Books was signed up as an exhibitor at the Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association Spring Fair on Saturday, April 8th at the Burlington Hilton and Barb was interested in doing some family history research at the University of Vermont Library's Special Collections, so we made it an extended weekend.We started our journey Read More
  • from Read'Em Again Books

    Four Book Fairs in Five Weeks - 14 March 2017

    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:31:33 Permalink
    It’s been a busy month, but we’ve now returned from New York, and things should be back to normal by the end of the week.This year we decided to do both California book fairs and follow those up with the two New York satellite-shadow shows.  Gail and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results; we sold well into the low five figures at each of the first three book fairs and did very well in the fourth. For the first time in a long time, customers--to include average collectors--weren’t timid when it came to buying.  What did they buy?  Well, Read More
  • from Yesterday's Muse

    Birth, Death, and Rediscovery

    Fri, 06 May 2016 03:08:15 Permalink
    Today is my birthday. As such, through the magic of social media, dozens of friends and colleagues have taken a moment out of their day to acknowledge this, wish me well, and recommend that I enjoy myself in a number of ways. Most of these involve consuming good food, drinking alcoholic beverages, and relaxing, so […] Read More
  • from Minivan of the Revolution

    Introducing the Minivan of the Revolution Book Club

    Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:30:30 Permalink
    Last August I visited Winchester, Virginia, to interview for a cataloging job with Lorne Bair Rare Books. When I left, I returned home to Brooklyn with two things: the promise of a job starting that fall, and reading Lorne had assigned me as preparation: Volume Oneof Donald Drew Egbert and Stow Person’s Socialism and American […] Read More
  • from MyWingsBookBlog

    What were they thinking?

    Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:58:10 Permalink
      Occasionally, a book comes along that just makes you go “Huh?” I’ve got one like that now. It is the German languagePraktisches Kochbuch fr die Deutschen in Amerika, (second American edition) by HenrietteDavidis, published circa 1897 by Geo. Brumder … Continue reading → Read More
  • from Books at the M.A.D. House Artists

    The Green Man, a collection of stories

    Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:12:06 Permalink
    Readable collection of stories concerning all kinds of Green Men (and Women) from eighteen authors you may or may not know. Charles Vess’ decorations are enjoyable, Gregory McGuire has fun with Jack and the Giant. Delia Sherman’s view of Grand … Continue reading → Read More
  • from Words In The Wind

    I Could Pee on This

    Sat, 20 Jul 2013 11:44:32 Permalink
    Dont shout at me: its the title of a book! More specifically, I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats, by Franceso Marciuliano. Make a note: you may want to give copies to cat-loving friends as gifts!  While its not great literature, this little book is full of charm, from Marciulianos humor to some great cat photos to the poems themselves. Of the poems the author says in his introduction, by the time you ve finished reading this poetry anthology, youll not only completely understand everything your cat thinks and does but even applaud him for it. Maybe give Read More
  • from Reading Habit

    Book Giveaway: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

    Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:33:09 Permalink
    I've been pretty quiet here on the blog lately but am launching back into posting with renewed enthusiasm and a revamped look. To celebrate I thought I'd start with a book giveaway. And so, I have a copy of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson to giveaway.What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? This is the premise for Kate Atkinson's enjoyable novel that spans two world wars and the aftermath of both.To enter the book giveaway just leave a comment here. And don't forget to increase your chances Read More
  • from Book Hunter's Holiday

    Chapter 723 Scholarship Opportunity

    Sat, 09 Mar 2013 09:46:52 Permalink
    Lots going on here at the moment. I am working hard at my new teaching job and loving every minute of it, and I also had the great opportunity to attend and sell books the California International Antiquarian Book Fair … Continue reading → Read More
  • from Kayleighbug Books

    06/12/2012 - This week's new releases in SF, Fantasy, Horror, YA, and Steampunk

    Tue, 12 Jun 2012 06:00:00 Permalink
    Most of this week's new releases fall into the Young Adult category but we've a few SF, Urban Fantasy, and Steampunk to spice it up. The Taken by Vicki Pettersson - Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soulKatherine "Kit" Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped Read More

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