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  • from Pistil Blog

    Smoky Summer Night

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:22:00 Permalink
    Kam, our friend Barbara, and I had dinner on the balcony this evening.  The city has been very smoky for the past two days from forest fires burning, and the air is deemed "unhealthy."  This smoky atmosphere happened last year too, and a headline on the local paper suggested this might be the "norm" for Seattle summers now.  It makes for a pretty red sunset anyhow.For dinner tonight we had hummus, tzatziki, feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, grilled sweet peppers, avocado, artichoke hearts, pita bread, and sparkling wine.What we're reading:I am reading a monograph on Joseph Urban, the art deco theater Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Fear on Four Paws by Clea Simon

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    The call is about a trapped bear.  When Pru gets there, the animal control officer is snoring louder than the bear...Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.This is one that Pru has trouble getting a handle on.  Not only are they trying to capture a bear, they've killed a man.  She's sure her friend didn't do it, but how to prove it? She's getting advice from the animals around her but she doesn't get what they are trying to tell her.  That's Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Ten of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature, Part 2

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 Permalink
    Sentences can bring both joy and pain. The joy brought from a well crafted sentence lasts far longer than the pain a poorly written one inflicts on readers. Even when a beautiful sentence helps readers feel the pain present in the work, the contentment felt when remembering the beauty of the sentence far outweighs the momentary fleetingness of the emotion. It is the word choice, the flow, the structure, and the skill of the author that all combine to create something truly beautiful. We all have sentences we love. Certain elements draw each of us to different authors and sentences, Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    This Isn't About That

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:33:17 Permalink
    No books all week, nary a one. Unless you want to count the two texts I ordered on eBay for my gun studies. (I love buying stuff on eBay because I can buy it with PayPal dollars which, because they come to me for rare book and manuscript sales through the Interweb, aren’t real dollars, so I can spend as much of them as I want. Until they run out, which is another blog for another time…) No books all week because I was down in Atlanta GA, teaching and auditing classes at Gun Sense University, which is the annual Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    And now, for some book-related history!

    Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:53:17 Permalink
    There comes a time in every bibliophile’s life when you have to sit back, relax… and read an online blog instructing you on the history of books! Not all books are created equal (this is where you should start taking notes). Some books are newer than others, some books are flimsier than others. Some are […] Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    2018 Charity Book Giveaway

    Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:07:27 Permalink
    2018 Charity Book Giveaway Don’t miss The Annual Charity Book Giveaway this Saturday (14/7/18) Venue: Moortown Baptist Church, 204 King Lane, Leeds LS17 6AA. In aid of Sunshine & Smiles, the Leeds Down Syndrome Network. Lots of books for FREE, entry by voluntary donation, then simply help yourself to as many books as you want. […]The post 2018 Charity Book Giveaway appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Barner Books

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:25:00 Permalink
    SAVE THE DATESeptember 29 - 30thBarner Books will be joining other vendors at Behel Woods for a festival!Some know that Bethel Woods is the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.  We'll be glad to be there - be sure to visit our booth and enjoy the great activities.Featured will be activities for families, music, and vendors.   We'll be there and hope you'll join us!Get together with fellow lovers of creativity, craft, DIY, and fun at In the MKNG: a new, unique festival at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel, NY September 29th-30th.  Celebrate and get inspired with 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 Gothica Books

    10 Books for Country Goths – Electric Literature

    Wed, 24 May 2017 09:43:39 Permalink
    Source: 10 Books for Country Goths – Electric 1*SEwitcVkCoICrove8rIcBw.jpeg 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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