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  • from ten pound island book company

    What is a personal library, anyway?

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:41:38 Permalink
    My cheap book list was a great success, selling 88%. I have blisters from wrapping packages, and my Media Mail stamp is just about worn out, but the cheap book lovers on my list are quite happy. To them I say, “Stay tuned! There will be more such lists as I clean out the stable in preparation for this winter’s move across the street.” In fact, I’ve spent the past few days thinning out my secondary collections of personal books – two carloads to the thrift shop so far. Continue reading What is a personal library, anyway? at Ten Pound Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Story of Little Horse & Traveler by Frank A. Reed Jr.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    This is an account of two Indian boys born close together whose fathers were best friends.  They grew up together and watched the White man change their world.  You can either be part of the change or be left behind.  These two tried to embrace the change and keep their old traditions at the same time.Dog Ear Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.I was impressed by this read.  It's factual, doesn't hide the tragedies the Indians faced but doesn't dwell on them Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Four Philip Pullman Articles to Celebrate His Birthday

    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 Permalink
    Legendary English author Philip Pullman turns 72 years old today. You know Pullman for the His Dark Materials trilogy, his thought-provoking novel The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, and, most recently, for his The Book of Dust trilogy, which is still in progress. In honor of his birthday, we've rounded-up four of our top posts about Pullman, collecting his works, and why many consider him a modern-day literary mastermind.  Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    Photos from Pistil's 25th Anniversary Party and Reading

    Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:55:00 Permalink
    We had a party at our home on Saturday celebrating the release of Rebecca Brown's new book, Not Heaven, Somewhere Else, as well as Pistil Books' 25th anniversary.  We had a great turnout of friends old and new, food, drink, cake, readings by Rebecca Brown and Stacey Levine, and music by cellist Lori Goldston.   Rebecca and Chris with the wondeful cake Chris baked featuring writer puppets like Virginia Woolf and Shakespeare. Stacey Levine reading from her book in progress.Lori Goldston.Rebecca Brown reads from Not Heaven, Somewhere Else.Socializing after the readings.Kam emceed the event. Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Gift Idea Number 4 – Walter Scott

    Sun, 07 Oct 2018 03:04:23 Permalink
    Gift Idea Number 4 – Walter Scott What is the value of a reputation that probably will not last above one or two generations? ‘Sir Walter Scott once asked Ballantyne. Almost 200 years after Waverley was first published, a constant tide of new editions of his novels flows from the press; his plots give materials […]The post Gift Idea Number 4 – Walter Scott appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    Happy Birthday to Gore Vidal – the Most Combative Man in History

    Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:54:09 Permalink
    A part of me thinks that a name like Gore Vidal belongs in the company of Perez Prado and Carmen Miranda. I know how that sounds, but honestly – to me, the name is power embodied. As many know, and as Chris Bram most notably stated, “Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, […] 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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