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  • Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:25:00 Permalink
    SAVE THE DATESeptember 29 - 30thBarner Books will be joining other vendors at Behel Woods for a festival!Some know that Bethel Woods is the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.  We'll be glad to be there - be sure to visit our booth and enjoy the great activities.Featured will be activities for families, music, and vendors.   We'll be there and hope you'll join us!Get together with fellow lovers of creativity, craft, DIY, and fun at In the MKNG: a new, unique festival at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in Bethel, NY September 29th-30th.  Celebrate and get inspired with Read More
  • Mushroom Seekers - DVD Finding Edible Mushrooms around the World

    Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:53:00 Permalink
    MUSHROOM SEEKERSA Movie by Pam KrayDVD includes Full movie plus 30 Minutes of ExtrasTo purchase the Movie CLICK HERE©2002 TRT: 55 minutes©2012 Mushroom Seekers DVD w/30 minutes of new extrasUPC:  884501592482Mushroom Seekers is a first-person exploration of the world of wild mushrooms and thepeople who look for them. When American filmmaker, Pam Kray, noticed peoplecarrying baskets of wild mushrooms in the subways of Prague in 1993, she began toexamine her own lack of familiarity with mushrooms in her surroundings. The ensuingjourney of filmmaker into mushroom cultures took her from the Czech Republic throughthe U.S. to Mexico, from national pastime to Read More
  • 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
  • Forever Young - Dylan's Classic as a Children's Book

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:36:00 Permalink
    STAFF PICKSBob Dylan - Forever YoungIllustrated by Paul RogersBeautifully illustrated children's book set to the words of Dylan's Classic.Available at the shop or purchase it online by clicking here!Bob Dylan’s hit song Forever Young takes on new life as a colorful children’s book cleverly illustrated by Paul Rogers. The story follows a young Dylan through his early performances, education, travels and protests. The book allows children to connect visually and historically with Dylan in the context of 1960s counterculture. He is pictured alongside icons like: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, and Joan Baez in the East Village of Read More
  • 7 Foot Comic Covers - Promotional Poster for Wall Size Posters by R. Crumb

    Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:53:00 Permalink
    7 Foot Comic Coversfrom Robert Crumb Comic BooksPoster Advertisement for Kitchen Sink's full size wall coverings concept (68" x 89")The first "wall coverings" were to be designs from R. Crumb Comic BooksHome Grown FunniesXYZ ComicsSize:  16.75" x 21.5"Published by:  Krupp Comic Works of MilwaukeeDate:  1972Poster Art Design:  Peter PoplaskiNarrative:  Denis Kitchen The characters in the promotion include Denis Kitchen (thinking - "keen"); Kitchen's Brother Jim holding the arm of his girlfriend Jan Sichi.  The "Pop" on the book that Kitchen is reading is Peter Poplaski's signature of the art design.The Narrative of the Poster is:This is it. . . the item Read More
  • Text Books - Finding them

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:23:00 Permalink
    The eternal quest by college students for textbooks is upon us.It seems that  the high cost of text books is here to stay.   While our shop doesn't stock text books, it's sometimes good to check out online sources.   Amazon is running a special on prime for students, in fact it's free!   We've found that they are a good source for new and used text books, and if you're able to use prime, there's a good chance you'll get them quick!Check it out.   Options for renting, buying and selling are among the deals that amazon offers.   There are options to keep Read More
  • The Great Hudson River Brick Industry

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:57:00 Permalink
    THE GREAT HUDSON RIVER BRICK INDUSTRYBy George V. HuttonPurple Mountain PressISBN:  1930098529Available from Barner Books stop by, or us:  845-255-2635Order online Click HereLocated in Kingston New York, the Hutton Yards were among the largest brick making facilities on the Hudson River.   Generations of families worked there, and a significant number of buildings in New York City made use of the Hutton Bricks.Today, the Yards have transformed into a cultural and community facility.   Check out Today's Hutton Brickyards! From the final chapter, Chapter 7:EPILOGUE FOR A DEPARTED INDUSTRY"The Hudson River brick industry went down before an array of overwhelming forces, including large Read More
  • Booklovers Map of America - Antique Map

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:42:00 Permalink
    Booklovers Map of America.A Chart of Certain Literary GeographyPICTORAL MAPThe Map Measures about 22 x 30 inchesCopyright:  1926Paul Paine, Artist/CartographerLibrarian who created several literary mapsPublished by R. R. BowkerNew York, NY  1926Bowker is now known as the company that sells ISBN Numbers in the United StatesThe Map features various inlays of significant literary history.For Information on purchasing the map (1926 First Printing/Original) CLICK HERE Read More
  • Rife Frequency Handbook by Nenah Sylver

    Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:13:00 Permalink
           The Rife Handbook by Nenah Sylver is available from us through our website or through Amazon.com.  You can also directly order the book by calling our shop at 845-255-2635The Rife Handbook is considered an essential reference source for those interested in frequency healing and technologies.   Nenah's book is the most substantially researched and documented book available today regarding Rife Frequency Healing. Read More
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

    Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:47:00 Permalink
    Buffalo Bill was the most famous producer of Wild West Shows.   He brought the performance to venues around the world and even performed the Queen of England in London.He earned his name through reputation as a Buffalo hunter and became the impresario of the shows that bore his name.Much like circus acts, programs were created for the show featuring pictures of the "wild west" stories and legends.  The show was known as a great spectacle with elaborate staging, costumes, and theatrics.Our Buffalo Bill show poster is from the back cover of one of those shows--specifically the Brooklyn New York show.  Read More
  • Ms. Magazine Rare First Issue - Spring 1972 Preview Issue

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:57:00 Permalink
    Front Cover of the Preview IssueMs. Magazine The magazine commenced publication in 1972.   It started as a monthly in July 1972.   The preview issue (as shown) came out in Spring of 1972, cosequently it is often overlooked as it did not have a volume or issue number.Publisher:  Majority EnterprisesElizabether Forsling HarrisPresident:  Gloria SteinemCOVER STORIES   Gloria Steinem on SisterhoodLetty Pogrebin:  On Raising Kids without Sex RolesSylvia Plath's Last Major WorkWomen Tell the Truth aboutTheir AbortionsJane O'Reilly on the Housewife's Moment of TruthTable of contentsFeatured in the magazine was a section entitled:  Marcia and MarviBoys and Girls, Girls and Boys, by Eve Read More
  • Mon, 10 Jul 2017 02:55:00 Permalink
    The Blackwing 530Sometimes it's not just books that go out of print!Our friends at the Califronia Pencil company build a great pencil - the Blackwing.  It has a legnedary history as it was always a low production, top quality, wood cased pencil.  Steinbeck, Frank Lloyd Wright, Stephen Sondheim, and Chuck Jones were among the adherents.  The pencil has developed a loyal following and fan base, it's present incarnation has kept the excitement going.As part of building a unique pencil the company has started issueing certain pencils in a limited edition.   The Volume Series.We're glad to the only retailer around Read More
  • The Lengendary Blackwing - Limited Edition Only Available From Us!!!

    Mon, 10 Jul 2017 02:55:00 Permalink
    The Blackwing 530Sometimes it's not just books that go out of print!Our friends at the Califronia Pencil company build a great pencil - the Blackwing.  It has a legnedary history as it was always a low production, top quality, wood cased pencil.  Steinbeck, Frank Lloyd Wright, Stephen Sondheim, and Chuck Jones were among the adherents.  The pencil has developed a loyal following and fan base, it's present incarnation has kept the excitement going.As part of building a unique pencil the company has started issueing certain pencils in a limited edition.   The Volume Series.We're glad to the only retailer around Read More
  • Bookstore Magic - a call for experiences

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:47:00 Permalink
    Magic In the Bookshop - and ongoing seriesThose of us who work the shelves in used bookstores are often in a place where we experience magic.  The most typical of this occurs when a customer comes in looking for a specific title,  and sadly we don't have it.   But alas, following on said customer's heels is a person selling us that self same title.   It happens enough to be more than random, albeit unpredicatable.It occurs to me that documenting some of these bookstore enchantments might be both entertaining as well as keeping the potential for magic in the Read More
  • 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
  • Artist Homage to A Landlady - Dubzinski

    Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:46:00 Permalink
    ANDRZEJ DUBZINSKIISBN:  8322106726Published by:  Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filowe Ltd., Warsaw, 1996/ M.M. Art Books in New York, 1996An Autobiographical work by the Artist featuring his thoughts and art.Dated (Dec 1st, 1997) and signed by the artist.UNIQUELY, this specific book features the artists homage and thanks to one Mrs. Milton.He writes. . . 10th Anniversary of Our Move next door.Dear Mrs. Milton:  The was the best move we ever made!  To the best Landlady in NYC.A rather unique sketch depicting the move.  It is a rarity to find someone reaching out and thanking a landlord - particularly in New York where landlord Read More
  • Artist Homage to A Landlady - Dudzinski

    Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:46:00 Permalink
    Andrzej DudzińskiISBN:  8322106726Published by:  Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filowe Ltd., Warsaw, 1996/ M.M. Art Books in New York, 1996An Autobiographical work by the Artist featuring his thoughts and art.Dated (Dec 1st, 1997) and signed by the artist.UNIQUELY, this specific book features the artists homage and thanks to one Mrs. Milton.He writes. . . 10th Anniversary of Our Move next door.Dear Mrs. Milton:  The was the best move we ever made!  To the best Landlady in NYC.A rather unique sketch depicting the move.  It is a rarity to find someone reaching out and thanking a landlord - particularly in New York where landlord Read More
  • Little Donny Trump - Political Parody for Kids

    Mon, 04 Jul 2016 01:15:00 Permalink
    Little Donny Trump Needs a NapWritten & Illustrated By:  Matt MaleyWith Quotes and References:  Donald J. TrumpISBN  97806927412072016A "Children's" book that is a political parody of the Presumptive Republican Nominee and his bombastic manner.Maley, a New Paltz artist, illustrates and writes this short book using topics that Trump has brought into the election.   In the rear of the book Maley provides a section of direct quotes from Trump.Win or loose, Mr. Trump's campaign for the highest office in the land (and world) will be studied for decades.  It is unlike anything that has occurred in this country before - Read More
  • It's Cool Inside - Yes Indeed

    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:38:00 Permalink
    Sure, the summer is upon us and we've got our air-conditioning on!   It's wind and solar powered, and so we can say it's cool inside.  The Carousel horse is handcarved  and in our gift department.   It used to be something special that a place would be air-conditioned.   In fact, one of our most famous area residents, the Late President Roosevelt, had a distrust of air-conditioning.  But he probably would have been a fan of the shop.Beautiful leather bound books (from Franklin Library and Easton Press) along with decorative bindings are set off by our Cavallini Posters - which Read More
  • Tiny Books - When America Was Great!

    Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:56:00 Permalink
    Little Tiny Books - Tell a BIG StoryBooks take on many forms and sizes.   They even take on multiple purposes.Today it's a miniature - but one with few words, and a HUGE story of the past, and even today.   The simple Matchbook.Here's one from the 50's - THE WOODSTOCK GARAGE.  Famous named town in Upstate New York -- our Ulster County neighbor.This book features a Ford EmblemFORD Wasn't America Great Then - and does this symbolize "Making America Great Again" which is a popular political slogan that  people find quite appealing.So What's the Story with this sweet matchbook?The Ford Read More
  • Sun, 29 May 2016 03:58:00 Permalink
    Oh for the life of the BooksellerA much storied and idealized life - the Bookshop owner.Here is a job that puts you in contact with great ideas and the finest writing and deepest thoughts and emotions imaginable.   The work that the shop owner handles represents the life work of so many individuals encapsulated into a few pages of paper.   Walking down the aisles of the shop one is surrounded by a literal who is who list.And that's not all.In though the doors walk the customers who live lives that one can only imagine that the great story tellers Read More
  • Oh for the life of the Bookseller

    Sun, 29 May 2016 03:58:00 Permalink
    Oh for the life of the BooksellerA much storied and idealized life - the Bookshop owner.Here is a job that puts you in contact with great ideas and the finest writing and deepest thoughts and emotions imaginable.   The work that the shop owner handles represents the life work of so many individuals encapsulated into a few pages of paper.   Walking down the aisles of the shop one is surrounded by a literal who is who list.And that's not all.In though the doors walk the customers who live lives that one can only imagine that the great story tellers Read More
  • Jules Breton - Artist and Author Connects to New York

    Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:31:00 Permalink
    Jules Breton was a well regarded French painter working primarilly from the mid-1800's.Breton also wrote several books. His work is on display in museums around the world.  But our Breton experience relates to one of the books that he wrote: " Les Champs et la Mer (1875)" made its way into our shop.Breton had inscribed this copy to a Frederick Keppel.   Keppel, the inscribee, was the First President of the Carneige Corporation in New York City which ultimately helped finance many public libaries around the country.  Keppel also served as a dean of Columbia University.The reach of an artist/writer can go Read More
  • Wed, 21 Oct 2015 05:59:00 Permalink
    Gold: A Forest PlayAuthor:  Frederick S. Myrtle Music By:  H. J. StewartPublished by:  Bohemian Club-San Francisco; First Edition/PrintingDate:  1916Performance:  August 1916Play written and performed for the San Fancisco based Bohemian Club - this being the fourteenth.Book includes color plate illustrations of the costumes, and this copy is signed by: Frederick S. MyrtleH. J. StewartJ. R. CongellC. L. DamIllustrations are on pasted in plates.Costume Deisns by:  L. Maynard DixonSoldier; The Sergeant; MutineerThe Spirit;  Woodland King; Satyr  Brook-Spirit; Cave-SpiritEvil Impulse; Destiny;  Good ImpulseThe Friar Superior; The Comandante; Jovial FriarCamp-Tender; Indian; MuleteerMusic; Vision; LiteratureColored Cover by Frank Van SlounAvailable for purchase from our website (CLICK HERE) Read More
  • Wed, 24 Dec 2014 04:25:00 Permalink
    THE TRUDEAU SANATORIUMTrudeau, Essex County, N.Y.The Trudeau Sanatorium was established for the treatment of Tuberculosis.The following images and information about the Sanatorium was pulled from a "promotional" brochure printed in 1943.The Sanatorium Opened in 1884 - initially one cottage for 2 patients.Front CoverAt the time of the publication of this brochure the population was about 200.Typical stay in the Sanatorium was 6 months.The Sanatorium was closed in 1954 when antibiotics were found that effectively ended Tuberculosis.   The property was sold in about 1957.   In 1995 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Administration Building Lobby-Dinning Room In Read More
  • Conan Set in Deluxe Editions by Donald M. Grant Illustrated

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:26:00 Permalink
    The Conan Series by Robert E. HowardSet published by Donald M. Grant (various dates)Donald Grant was a well known publisher of Science Fiction/Fantasy.   He published a range of work by Robert E. Howard, and among the titles published were 11 books from the Conan series.  The Deluxe Series was done in a limited edition, quality paper, and with high quality color illustrations (old style pasted onto paper images).There is also unique art on the page facing the title page for some of the books.Books/Publication Date/Illustrator IncludeThe People of the Black Circle; 1974; Illustrated by David IrelandRed Nails; 1975; Illustrated by Read More
  • SCI-FI ROYALTY Signed Program Book

    Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:23:00 Permalink
    The Fifth World Fantasy Convention Sci-Fi and Fantasy Royalty meet in 1979 in Providence RIConvention program SIGNED by many of the participantsVery rare and collectible piece.   Unique.Includes Hand Signed Signatures by the following (there are others as well, but some are hard to decipher)Shirley A. GrantDick RyanH. Warmer MunnRoy G. KrembalDennis EtchinsonFritz LeiberAndrew J. OffuttChales l. GrantCharles M. CollinsStephen KingStephen DonaldsonRandy BroekerGahan WilsonChriss SteinbrunnerAndrew J. OffuttRoy A. SquiresJoseph Payne BrennanRamsey CampbellWilliam F. NolanBob RandinRobert WatsonDirk MosigFrank Belknap LongRobin StoresundJodie OffuttDean MorrisseyDon Maitz Galad Elflandsson collected the signatures and the program includes a certificate of Authenticity of all signatures included.  Galad introduced Read More
  • Poster Hanging Season has begun!

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:34:00 Permalink
    Back to School means:Time to put posters up on the wallOne of the rituals that students go through every year is deciding on what to do to make a sterile space their own.I just dropped one of my kids off at college.   Walking in his dorm room on the 9th floor of FIT in New York City  takes me back to the day I walked into my dorm room on the 10th floor at at the University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire) -- back 44 years ago.Strikingly, the rooms look pretty much the same.   Gone is the phone on the Read More
  • The PicoPen - Our Top Rated Keychain Pen

    Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:27:00 Permalink
    Our FAVORITE Keychain PenThe TecAccessories PICOPEN!The PicoPen is a small attatchable keychain pen.   It features and ingenious system of a magnetized holder so the attached keychain and pen are together and available when you want them to be.   It's a sweek pen system.Looking for a functional and stylish pen that is actually small enough to fit on your keychain? With the PicoPen, you can have a fine writing instrument with you whenever you need one. At less than 3 inches long and weighing under 1/4 ounce, you'll never know it's there until you reach for it. Tough yet Read More
  • Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 Permalink
    THE BLACKWING PENCILLong storied with a huge cult following, the Blackwing was developed by Eberhrard Faber Pencils.The company discontinued production of the Blackwing in 1998.   Several of the people who were adherents of the brand attempted to have Ebrerhard Faber reintroduce the brand however the company decided not to do so.The pencil had attracted a wide following and well know artists and authors were among the people who ultimately drove the pencil into stardom.Frank Lloyd WrightStephen SondheimChuck JonesJohn SteinbeckQuincy JonesThe 602 developed the reputation of being the finest pencil ever made.   It's graphite core combined with a mixture Read More
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