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  • from ten pound island book company

    The Blinder Walk

    Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:02:36 Permalink
    It happens without warning every decade or so. I have a good book fair. I buy great stuff from other dealers, and people keep coming into my booth and buying things from me. There’s no accounting for such happenings (though I have a theory, which I’ll discuss in a moment), and no predicting them. Certainly, having good stock helps, but when you’re grooving along in that rare, Good Fair mode, people purchase tired old stock as readily as they gobble up fresh material.Continue reading The Blinder Walk at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Cowboy Fever by Joanne Kennedy

    Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    She was the Rodeo Queen.  When her dad died, she left town.  She had a cowboy she cared for but he was the local bad boy so she left him, too.  Now she's coming back to make amends with her mom and take over the ranch.  She stops in at the drug store and her bad boy finds her there...Sourcebooks Casablanca and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 31st.She can't believe what he's wearing or driving.  He's gussied up and looking good.  What happened?She's come back to run a school Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Book Spotlight: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:00 Permalink
    Astrid Lindgren was born on November 14th, 1907. At the age of 14 in 1921 Astrid published På vår gård (On Our Property) in the Vimmerby Tidning. In 1933, her first children’s stories were published. During WWII, she wrote “War Diary.” After her daughter Karin named Pippi Longstocking, Lindgren wrote her story down and sent it to the publishing firm Bonniers, who rejected it. She edited her work and submitted it to Rabén & Sjögren for consideration in a compassion for books for girls. Pippi Longstocking was published in 1945. Over the rest of her career, Lindgren published many children’s stories, Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    R.I.P. Filthy

    Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:28:00 Permalink
    Filthy “Bossy” Cloud-of-Fur Carlson-Candiotti,   April 2002 - October 22, 2019On the prowl for action in the 'hood.It is with heavy hearts that we note the passing of our beloved cat of hearth and bookstore, Filthy, a.k.a. Mr. Filth, The Filth, and Keeger-Catz.  Filthy arrived in our home seventeen and a half years ago, brought to us in a Fiat X19 convertible all the way from Cannon Beach, Oregon by Pistil Books’ photographer Kam, where he was born to his all-white mother and lived with his calico sister.  Filthy’s early kittenhood was spent at his birth home with a sixteen year-old Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    The Future of Antiquarian Book Fairs

    Thu, 07 Nov 2019 09:57:35 Permalink
    As Antiquarian Booksellers, we are intimately familiar with book fairs. For those of you who have never attended such a fair before, we highly recommend it. For collectors and bibliophiles, scholars and tradesmen alike – book fairs are a wonderful place to get a feel for our world. All sellers bring a variety of items, […] Read More
  • from Books at the M.A.D. House Artists

    In the Interim

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:23:10 Permalink
    Since last we spoke – I turned our banner into a large scale mosaic. Advertisements 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 HCBooksOnline Blog

    Heron Books Collections

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:41:27 Permalink
    Heron Books Collections Edito-Service / Heron Books were responsible throughout the 60s, 70s and early 80s for publishing ‘Collectors Editions’ of famous authors, including Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, Aldous Huxley, Alistair MacLean, Wilbur Smith and many many others. These books were mainly sold by Mail Order and were advertised mainly in the Sunday […]The post Heron Books Collections appeared first on HC Books. 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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