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  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry

    Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Mauve hates the boarding school she's been sent to and spends a lot of time in trouble.  When she is sent to sort the garbage, she suddenly finds a sardine can that is moving .  When she opens it, a djinni comes out and wants to grant her wishes.  Wow!Sourcebooks Young Readers and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 13th.This is an exciting and entertaining read.  She shares her discovery with her roommate.  The orphan boy next door is looking in the window and finds out, too.  He wants to have Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Salad Years and Leftovers

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:26:55 Permalink
    Got a call from Ron Bourgeault last week. After more than 30 years of operating the prestigious Northeast Auctions firm, he was calling it quits. He wanted to know if I had any interest in purchasing his extensive arts and antiques reference library? We agreed that the market for such books had collapsed, or was collapsing, and that the books would be difficult to resell. But I made an appointment anyway, just to see what he had.Continue reading Salad Years and Leftovers at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Bookish Apps for the Avid Collector

    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:00:00 Permalink
    If you have a book collection, you’re probably like many other collectors of books and ephemera—you want to catalogue what you have. You probably also want to have an easy way to access information about your collection. There are some apps available that can help you to do just that. Beyond apps, some websites also exist for the sheer purpose of helping you to catalog your book collection, as well as to keep a “wants” list for new books that might pop up for sale. We’ve looked at a number of these apps and sites, and we’ve tested some of Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    Pistil Photo Essay

    Thu, 23 Jul 2020 04:32:00 Permalink
    Here's a look into a small online book business.Our entrance off the alley.Meet Whiskey, our new bookstore kitty, age 5 months.Stacks waiting to be shelved.Sean's stack of books to read on his desk.Recycled blank books and toaster boy.Artwork by James Koehnline, R. Crumb, and Jon Strongbow.Bookmark collection and tiny books.Plenty of reading material in the throne room. Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    What is Patriotism?

    Fri, 03 Jul 2020 03:43:45 Permalink
    And how should we show it? This July 4th, it might feel hard to get in the mood for our typical Independence Day celebrations. And to that we say… excellent. So much has happened this year, and we are still only halfway through! These serious, life-changing events have taught us how to band together, but […] Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Folio Society Books Wanted

    Sat, 30 May 2020 12:17:45 Permalink
    Folio Society Books Wanted Top Prices Paid   I have customers currently waiting for the following; Winston Chruchill, The World Crisis, The Folio Society, The Faerie Queene Edmund Spenser, Folio Society Limited Edition 2011 Heron Books Complete Agatha Christie Collection 39 volumes If you have any of these that you want to sell or indeed […]The post Folio Society Books Wanted appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Books at the M.A.D. House Artists

    "Keep It, It's Yours." Postal Workers' Message to Public Denounces Trump Privatization Plan

    Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:30:42 Permalink
    via “Keep It, It’s Yours.” Postal Workers’ Message to Public Denounces Trump Privatization Plan Read More
  • from Barner Books

    Nenah Sylver's Rife, Sauna and DVD Set Bundle Savings Special!

    Fri, 04 Oct 2019 08:03:00 Permalink
      SPECIALS - Purchase a bundle of Nenah Sylver's Work at special Savings!3 Pack Bundle Including:  Rife Handbook; Sauna Handbook & 4PK Rife Therapy DVD Set  Click to Buy ALL THREE for $235  A Savings of $1092 Pack RIFE BUNDLE - Includes Rife Handbook and the 4 Pk Rife Therapy DVD CourseClick to Buy the Two Pack for $210 - a savings of $902 Pack Book Lot:  Rife Handbook AND The Sauna HandbookClick to Buy Both Books for $140 - a savings of $20 Read More
  • from Books Above the Bend

    'Van Gogh and Britain' — The EY Exhibition

    Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:26:47 Permalink
    ‘Van Gogh and Britain’ — The EY ExhibitionVan Gogh at the Tate, Summer 2019Entry to the exhibitOn our recent trip to London, we snuck away on a Thursday afternoon to Tate Britain for its new summer feature exhibition — Van Gogh and Britain.Running until Aug. 11, this show features more than 50 of his works, with a focus on pieces he produced during his residence in London (1873–75) and how the city and its people influenced his later, better-known works. For more on Van Gogh’s time in London, read this great article by Florence Waters from 2013 in The Telegraph.The show includes six of his famous pieces: 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 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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