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  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Moonshine Shack Murder (A Southern Homebrew Mystery) by Diane Kelly

    Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hattie's grandfather taught her how to make moonshine.  She's using those skills to run her own business.Berkley let me read this book for review.  It has been published and you can get a copy now.She has a competitor across the street, so she goes to talk to him.  He agrees he'll buy some of her stock to sell to his customers who come in to drink.  She gets warned about him.  He doesn't always pay his bills.  So when she goes over with her merchandise she intends to ask for her money up front.  But before she even gets through Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Schliemann's Wedding

    Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:41:55 Permalink
    Schliemann, not Runnels Back in the late 1960s, when I was in the US Navy, I thought I would make good use of my time by learning Homeric Greek, so that I could read The Odyssey in its original tongue, which I thought would be quite a stunt for an Argonaut such as myself. As part of my preparation to tackle Homer, I read all sorts of related material, which was how I found out about Heinrich Schliemann, the amateur archaeologist who more or less “discovered” Homer’s Troy in the modern world. Continue reading Schliemann’s Wedding at Ten Pound Island Read More
  • from The Book Trout

    A New E-List of Antiquarian and Collectible Children's Books

    Wed, 14 Jul 2021 04:50:30 Permalink
     Old Saratoga Books has been fortunate to acquire a large collection of antiquarian and rate children's books recently. We put together an E-list of these titles for your review at this link. Here are a few highlights from this children's book list:Animal Stories for Little People, NY: A.L. Burt Company, nd. Circa 1890s-1900s. Brown cloth decorated on front boards and with color inset illustration by J. Watson Davis of Asian man with long ponytail riding a bear illustrating inside story of Wang Lee. Unattributed color frontispiece of parade of animals riding bicycles. 120pp + [2]pp of publisher ads. Engravings throughout. VG Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    The Only Man Who Ever Hated Sherlock Holmes Also Happened to be His Creator

    Wed, 07 Jul 2021 11:07:40 Permalink
    On this day in July 1930, a true visionary breathed his last. Of course, he wasn’t born a visionary, he was born simply… Arthur. And as often as people assume his last name to be Conan Doyle, it is simply Doyle… Conan just one of his middle names. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22nd, 1859, […] Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Early Book Collectors: George Washington and the Founding Fathers

    Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:00:00 Permalink
    On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife, “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival… It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other.” Adams was nearly correct in his prediction. Americans have indeed memorialized the Declaration of Independence as he envisioned; however, the celebrations have been on July 4th—the date written Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Latest Listings Week Ending 23rd May 2021

    Fri, 21 May 2021 06:50:07 Permalink
    Latest Listings Week Ending 23rd May 2021 Anton Chekhov Short Stories Folio Society 2001 The Great Novels Of George Eliot Folio Society 1999 Journal of the Plague Year Daniel Defoe Folio Society 1992 The Eagle Of The Ninth Rosemary Sutcliff Folio Society 2005 The Stones of Venice John Ruskin Folio Society 2002 The Woman In […]The post Latest Listings Week Ending 23rd May 2021 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Pistil Blog

    Found in Books, May 2021

    Sat, 08 May 2021 09:31:00 Permalink
    It's been an entire year since I last posted photos from my "Found in Books" file.  This edition's presentation from May 2020 to May 2021 features a lot of the classic FIB material:  Ticket stubs, boarding passes, photo booth strips, naked guy photo, drawings, travel brochures, letters, receipts, and photocopied book pages.Some of the more unusual findings are a JC Penney full-page color ad for $8 "antifreeze flannel shirts"; a postage-paid postcard to the Washington State Employment Service (a.k.a. "unemployment office") with a doodle and some notes; a yellow index card with two-sided lists of 61 birds seen in July 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 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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