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  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    West by Carys Davies

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    He's a widower.  He's tired of moping about and sleeping too much in his sorrow.  When he reads about dinosaur bones being found in Kentucky, he decides to go find himself one of those big animals.  It'll be an adventure and then, rejuvenated, he can head for home again.  He asks his sister to watch over his child.  She says no but he talks her into it.  He tells his daughter the trip will probably take two years but he'll be back.  He's wrong.Scribner and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Muriel Wright: The Inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond Girls

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 Permalink
    The stories of James Bond have left readers and audiences mesmerized for decades, but the titular character can't take all the credit for their entertainment. Alongside the adventures of this daring and dangerous spy, there have always been supporting characters called the Bond Girls. They may be friend or foe, but no James Bond story would be complete without them. When author Ian Fleming first dreamed up the tales of Bond and his girls, was it all pure fantasy? Most speculate that a woman named Muriel Wright provided the inspiration for these legendary women. Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    How Will Today's Vernal Equinox Affect Your (Book-Buying) Life?

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:24:28 Permalink
    By Margueritte Peterson Like most women, I’ve been called many things in my (relatively short) lifetime. Diva, Brat, Goddess Divine (just kidding… though I may have to hint that one to people as clearly that one I deserve)… you name it, we are called it. What’s the one name I’ve been called (derogatorily, of course) […] Read More
  • from Barner Books

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:23:00 Permalink
    World Class - Blackwing PencilsLegendary Pencils that Leroi Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Steinbeck and now you swear by!Pick them up at the shop in New Paltz or order online!Available from our online shop or through California Cedar (the manufacturer) on Amazon.  Click here to go to our website Blackwing StorePalomino Blackwing 602 Pencils (12 Pack)The iconic Blackwing 602 that once commanded up to $40/pencil and was favored by famous writers like John Steinbeck is back. The Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that is ideal for writers and everyday users who don’t like to sharpen often. Includes Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Road Kill

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:12:18 Permalink
    Survived Ephemera 2018, barely,Show’s overRoad to my roomand am on the road headed toward what may be an interesting library or a complete bust.On Friday morning a minor screwup with table deliveryWhere the hell are those tables?kept us waiting around for a couple of hours longer than we should have.Continue reading Road Kill at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Kristian Strom, Bookseller

    Types of Travelling

    Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:32:09 Permalink
    Travelling, I think that one of the best parts about travel is experiencing a little bit of everything. Each time we travel we redefine our definition of what memories do we get back with us, and redefining ourselves. So here we discuss types of traveling, for the versatile traveler. It’s never too late to tick […] Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    Elegant Endpapers

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:31:00 Permalink
    ffepAka: FFEP or ffepfront free endpaperA common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that also spans across the inside of the front board (called the front pastedown) via a fold along the gutter with the purpose of connecting the boards to the stitched textblock.As a result of this purpose, the paper quality of the ffep is generally of a heavier weight than those used for the pages of the book, and is often decorative.[] Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Holiday Notice

    Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:49:17 Permalink
    Holiday Notice Last orders will be processed on Monday 5th February 2018 If you want your book delivered in February then please order and pay by close of play on Sunday 4th February 2018The post Holiday Notice appeared first on HC Books. 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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