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  • from Tavistock Books

    A Q&A with ABAA President Vic Zoschak and Tavistock Books' Samm Fricke on the Recent California Fair

    Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:23:03 Permalink
    What were you most excited about for the Oakland ABAA fair?  Samm: Having everyone in town on our “turf” to invite to the shop and seeing all the international dealers! Vic: The ending…?  Seriously, it had been a long 10 days for us, what with the Pasadena fair the weekend prior, and boy, by the […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow

    Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Aisulu is a Mongolian child who follows her nomad family from one camp to another depending on the season.  She's best friends with her brother and loves her parents.  But her brother is ill and doesn't want her to tell anyone...HMH Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 5th.She and her brother decide to ride up to where the herd is right now.  When they get there, it's gone.  So they decide to go a bit higher to see if they can see where they've gone.  When Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Six Books About Love (From Authors Who Aren't Your Typical Romance Writers)

    Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 Permalink
    Valentine's Day is upon us, and while modern day readers often associate authors like Nicholas Sparks and Nora Roberts with romance, these writers aren't the only ones to deliver tales of love and passion. Here's a look at a few authors who aren't your typical romance writers, but who have written delightful, poignant love stories.  Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Message from the Back of the Car

    Mon, 11 Feb 2019 02:02:32 Permalink
    It feels strange not to be doing the 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair.  All the other dogs are in the doggie park barking and pooping and sniffing and humping, and I’m locked in the car with the window rolled down a crack.I skipped one New York fair several years ago, but at the time I was obsessed with writing my book about John Ledyard,so my non-participation wasn’t as traumatic.Continue reading Message from the Back of the Car at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Barner Books

    CBD Oil - Healing Book

    Sun, 27 Jan 2019 09:53:00 Permalink
    We are excited to introduce a new title to the shop, Healing with CBD written by local author and RN Eileen Konieczny. Healing with CBD is a comprehensive and reader friendly guide to the uses and benefits of cannabidiol (CBD).   Konieczny has worked extensively with cancer patients as a nurse and has dedicated her current practice to understanding and sharing cannabis as a powerful medicine. Healing with CBD dismantles the mystery and myth behind CBD, and discusses its legality and history along with how it differs from THC. Learn how CBD is made, and how to purchase safe, quality Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    Visionary Surrealism at the Pike Place Market

    Sun, 13 Jan 2019 03:05:00 Permalink
    Seattle artist Jon Strongbow has published a new book showcasing his fellow artists who sell their work at the Pike Place Market.  The artists he presents are part of  "an ongoing grass roots art movement that could be designated as Magic Realism, or Visionary Surrealism, or what is now called Low Brow Art or Pop Surrealism in some circles. It begins back in the 1970's when the Market started allowing artists and craftspeople to participate in the market, which had previously been dominated by farmers and flower growers."Some of the artists included are Tim Winstrom, Paul Sloan, Dharmic Engineers, Rob Read More
  • from Kristian Strom, Bookseller

    Top Blogs that Stay-at-Home Mom Can Start

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:47:28 Permalink
    Most of the women who stay-at-home at some or other point comes to a thought where she feels to have a break. So, why not take that break in an excited form in by becoming a blogger? Write down all your stupid or great thoughts for an hour a day and start sharing something you […] Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Gift Idea No. 8 – Theatre Drama

    Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:09:22 Permalink
    Gift Idea No.8 – Theatre Drama Take a look at our fine Selection of books on Theatre and Drama. William Shakespeare some of the titles include: All’s Well That Ends Well The Arden Shakespeare Methuen 1929 A play about a maid, Helena, who cures the King of France of a disease, then asks for Lord […]The post Gift Idea No. 8 – Theatre Drama appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Cat's Cradle Books

    Vintage reading could be the perfect gift

    Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:22:24 Permalink
    What do you give someone who seems to have everything? Nostalgia might just be the answer. For example, consider a National Geographic Magazine from your loved one’s birth month or from the month of a special anniversary.  The articles are well researched and written, the illustrations are plentiful, there are lots of vintage advertisements included, […] 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 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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