Author: Joyce Godsey

Biblio-cookbooks

Betcha didn’t know that Sherlock Holmes had five different cookbooks? Bet he didn’t know either, what’s more I bet Mrs. Hudson didn’t know. We all know about Alice B. Toklas’ cookbook, but did you know that there’s a Hemingway Cookbook?…

George Alfred Henty, 1832 – 1902, History Teacher?

By: Roger Childs Henty was a writer best known for adventure stories that taught history to generations of impressionable British and American youngsters, along with all the benefits of manliness, honesty and self-reliance. Many biographies from readers of the time…

The myth of the book

  People have been pestering me for years to write a book. I have yet to accomplish this. That is not to say that I haven’t written reams of things that could probably fill many books. However, collecting enough singular…

PDA’s In Bookselling

I started writing this column like ten times already.  The advances in PDA technology have been careening along at such a gallop that most have gotten whiplash as it went past us.  The last time we had such a radical…

Bookseller Monthly

A few years ago I cried “unite” to online booksellers. I believed booksellers, more so than business people in other trades, interact like a brotherhood rather than competitive entities. Through my recent experiences I have found this to be proven…

Ravings

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Godsey’s Ravings

I have been taking a look lately at how books & booksellers are portrayed in the pop culture….and it ain’t pretty folks. If you were to pick up a remote today, you would find that only two prime time shows…

Elephant Skin

Don’t you just want to meet the punk who invented the concept of internet ‘feedback’? I mean WHAT WAS HE THINKING WITH? Obviously he wasn’t a vendor–possibly a buyer, but definitely disgruntled. In the real world…’scuse me, did I just…