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  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Rule of Law by John Lescroart

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    It all starts when his secretary leaves early for home and then doesn't come back the next day.  She said she was sick but she's never missed a day before and didn't look unwell.  When she finally returns, she won't tell him why she was gone.  But before too many days go by, the DA's office sends officers to take her in as an accomplice in murder.  He knows she didn't do it but can he figure out who did?Atria and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 22nd.The book has crimes Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    The Most Relatable Winnie the Pooh Characters

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 Permalink
    When thinking of A. A. Milne, the usual first association is Winnie the Pooh. As a children’s book, there are many lessons to be learned and shenanigans to be entertained by. Like many children’s stories, there are parts that are relatable to adults. One example of this is the characters. Each animal possess a uniqueness that makes them singularly situated to be compared to humans of the reader’s acquaintance. Most will, at some point, have known the lovable, ditzy friend, the overenthusiastic ball of energy, the gloomy Gus, the very particular organizer, and the font of stories and advice. Which Winnie the Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Austerity in Practice, and Other Matters

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:46:01 Permalink
    (Note – Owing to yet another bug in the brutally buggy WordPress platform, this iteration is being published without images – which have failed to upload. I’ll add the pics when the tech guy straightens the problem out)My son the building contractor is creating an ocean-view dream house for a rich doctor down the lane, and in the process a couple of ancient locust trees and a monster cherry had to go.Continue reading Austerity in Practice, and Other Matters at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    Visionary Surrealism at the Pike Place Market

    Sun, 13 Jan 2019 03:05:00 Permalink
    Seattle artist Jon Strongbow has published a new book showcasing his fellow artists who sell their work at the Pike Place Market.  The artists he presents are part of  "an ongoing grass roots art movement that could be designated as Magic Realism, or Visionary Surrealism, or what is now called Low Brow Art or Pop Surrealism in some circles. It begins back in the 1970's when the Market started allowing artists and craftspeople to participate in the market, which had previously been dominated by farmers and flower growers."Some of the artists included are Tim Winstrom, Paul Sloan, Dharmic Engineers, Rob Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    Character Copyrighting – a nod to the January 6th Licensing Agreement signed in 1930 by A.A. Milne for One of History's Most Beloved Bears

    Tue, 08 Jan 2019 12:23:53 Permalink
    Happy 2019! Hope our followers had a safe and happy New Years (and more importantly made use of our Pop Up New Years Eve Sale). And now without further ado, onto a whole new year of book loving, bookselling, and book worship! Copyright (literally meaning the right to copy) can be a slippery slope in […] Read More
  • from Kristian Strom, Bookseller

    Top Blogs that Stay-at-Home Mom Can Start

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:47:28 Permalink
    Most of the women who stay-at-home at some or other point comes to a thought where she feels to have a break. So, why not take that break in an excited form in by becoming a blogger? Write down all your stupid or great thoughts for an hour a day and start sharing something you […] 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 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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