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  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts by Avi

    Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Oliver is awakened by a big storm on the coast.  When he goes downstairs to see how his father is doing, he finds him gone.  It seems he took off to London, perhaps to see his sister who went there earlier.  But why now?Algonquin Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 16th.It's unfortunate that his father has made so many enemies in town.  When they realize his father is gone and he's all alone, they accuse him of being younger than he is and stick him in the Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Visiting Ralph Ellison's Papers at the Library of Congress

    Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Are you interested in learning more about the life and literary work of Ralph Ellison? If you find yourself in Washington, D.C., there are many reasons to plan a visit to the Library of Congress. One of those reasons, though, should certainly be to explore the Ralph Ellison papers, which include materials from 1890-2005. There are a total of 74,800 items in the collection, such as correspondence, drafts for essays, short stories, novels, lectures given by and about Ellison, a wide variety of resources documenting his literary career, and Ellison’s final unfinished novel, Juneteenth. Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    The Northern California Chapter Quarterly Meeting

    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:09:15 Permalink
    This past Tuesday the 21st of March saw the members of the Northern California Chapter of the ABAA at their Quarterly meeting, this time held in Walnut Creek at the elegant Massimo Ristorante restaurant. Tavistock Books had three in attendance, Commander Vic Zoschak, trusty Aide-de-Camp Kate Mitas, and myself! There were 20+ members and guests in […] Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Chickens I'm Currently Counting

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:33:29 Permalink
    It’s getting harder and harder to write in any meaningful way about book events produced by Marvin Getman and Impact Events Group. He’s developed such a reliable product, with a such a consistent look and feel, that there’s rarely anything to squawk about. So, that’s the sum total of my report on last weekend’s Ephemera […]The post Chickens I’m Currently Counting appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. 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 Kristian Strom, Bookseller

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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:47:59 Permalink
    Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky! Read More
  • from The Book Trout

    A Vinegar Valentine for a Mannish Female

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:55:28 Permalink
    I was recently at an antique store and leafing through some paper items when I spotted this colorful illustration and poem:It depicts a caricature of a woman in tailored attire accessorized with walking stick, natty hat with hat pin and a pair of oversized ears. The cartoon is printed on tan paper, almost like a thin lunch sack and has red, blue and yellow overlays. It measures 27 x 16 cm. No printing on verso. "1899" penciled neatly at lower right corner.There is a printed bit of doggerel beneath the image:"A Mannish FemaleFailing wholly to win a portionOf admiration as Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    Museum of Weird Books: The Poodle

    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:42:00 Permalink
    It is no surprise that man's best friend has many volumes devoted to him/her/it.Nonetheless, with the passage of time, certain tomes achieve the status required for incorporation in Pistil's Museum of Weird Books. To wit:  Poodle Books.The Poodle, 1984 incarnation: Has the poodle had its day?  In 2017, your correspondent judges that the soi disant Labradoodle is more   popular than his sire.  To contemporary eyes, the poodle of 1971 looks like a marshmallow confection (and that goes for the moustaches of the poodle handlers as well).The poodle of 1966 looks like certain big-haired celebrities we can all call to mind.The future Read More
  • from Gothica Books

    Charlotte Bronte rare letter envelopes to friend up for auction – BBC News

    Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:22:01 Permalink
    Two rare envelopes sent by author Charlotte Bronte to her life-long friend are expected to fetch up to £1,200 when they go under the hammer. Source: Charlotte Bronte rare letter envelopes to friend up for auction – BBC News Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Black Friday Sale Now On

    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 02:55:28 Permalink
    Black Friday Sale Now On Checkout all the books on sale from now until Black Friday (25th November 2016) Charles Dickens 17 Novels in 8 Volumes Chapman & Hall c1875 was £700 now £500 Plus many more…….. Lots More items added daily – Once They’re Gone They’re Gone New Items Added Daily at Black Friday […] Read More
  • from Barner Books

    Woodstock '69 Original Arts Festival Program

    Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:14:00 Permalink
    Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969)Front Cover of ProgramOriginal Festival Program Published to be given away to Festival Participants.  Very few of them made it into the hands of participants.Publisher:  Concert Hall Publications, IncorporatedPages;  58 PagesMichael Lang:  Executive Producer of the FestivalPhotography Credits:  Elliot LandyMike Somerson - Cover & Joan Baez PhotosFestival Title PagePages devoted to the groups performing at the event, as well as some poems and philosophical remarks.   Advertising inside was primarilly for records, although there was an interesting RCA ad about the "Jefferson Airplane"Aquarian Exposition - translucent page-Title RCA Statement on Jefferson AirplaneCONTENTS: Cover Photo - 3 Days of Read More
  • from Cat's Cradle Books

    Antiquarian & Vintage Medical Books

    Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:51:33 Permalink
    My latest curated collection, consisting of nineteenth and early twentieth century rare and unusual medical books, periodicals, and ephemera on a wide variety of specialties: obstetrics, gynecology, glandular disorders, surgery, pediatrics, and much more.   I call attention especially to the A. P. Richmond, M.D., Collection within this curated set of materials.  It consists of over 20 […] 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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