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  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Oddmire, Book 2: The Unready Queen by William Ritter

    Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Fable is half-human.  Her mother is working on teaching her magic, but she just can't quite get it.  She has a couple human friends and a goblin changeling friend.  She'd rather play with them...Algonquin Young Readers and Edelweiss shared this book with me for review (thank you).  It will be published June 2nd.There is a stranger in town who claims to be looking for oil.  When he chops down an old oak in the Deep Dark Forest.  Fable's mother is upset.  He has unbalanced the forest and the creatures within want revenge.  They never did like humans.  This is just Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Lost Mary Shelley Manuscript Unearthed

    Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:00:00 Permalink
    For years, Mary Shelley was sadly overlooked as a writer. Though she created one of the most iconic monsters in literature in her novel Frankenstein (1818), for more than century after her death she was often thought of as a one hit wonder. Or she was thought of as Mary Wollstonecraft’s daughter, or philosopher William Godwin’s daughter, or Percy Shelley’s wife and literary executor. That is, when she was thought of at all. Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    What Actually is "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"?

    Wed, 01 Apr 2020 04:03:01 Permalink
    Milan Kundera was born on April 1st, 1929. He is a writer that has lived most of his life in the shadows, preferring anonymity to public life. He is a naturalized French citizen, his Czech citizenship being revoked in 1979 and only recently (as in last year) restored. On his 91st birthday, we’d like to ask […] Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    More Metrics

    Mon, 30 Mar 2020 04:49:59 Permalink
    Four years ago, when I signed up for the Pasadena Book Fair, my regular booth mate decided to take a year off. So, rather than buddy up with another old chum, I decided to let the organizers pick a booth mate for me. I figured it would be a good way to meet new colleagues, and it was. I shared that year with Bill Butts of Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts , and his wife Yolanda.Continue reading More Metrics at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    Pistil's Recycled Blank Books and Filmmaker Sam Green

    Fri, 20 Mar 2020 03:30:00 Permalink
    I  have been busy making blank books and journals out of old library books and school books.    The first step in the process is to take apart the old book, using an exacto knife to carefully remove the text block, then comes cutting blank paper to make pages of the same size and thickness.  The fun part is choosing pages from the deconstructed book to leave interspersed among the blank pages - these are often illustrations, or pages with cool ex-library marks like a perforated name stamp.After the paper has been cut, I glue the blank pages together (perfect binding) 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 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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