Author: Shawn Purcell

Balopticon Books & Ephemera

Literary Pilgrimages: Patchin Place

“Patchin Place is a gated cul-de-sac located off 10th Street and Avenue of the Americas in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Its ten brick row houses have been home to several famous writers, including Theodore Dreiser, E. E. Cummings, and Djuna Barnes.”

MacIntosh Books and Paper

MacIntosh Books and Paper 2365 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL http://www.beachhunter.net/advertising/Sanibel/macintosh_books_and_paper.htm We made a wonderful jaunt to Sanibel Island in June and stumbled upon this cheery establishment where Susan and Jennifer sell swell books by the seashore. I doubt if I…

Bookplates: W. B. Brandt & Co.

From the inside front cover of A Treatise on Fine Arts by W. B. Brandt et al (W. B. Brandt & Co., 1930). Not much publishing information, other than this is Copy 871 of an unknown limitation. This is an…

Foreword

As IOBAns on our internal Announce List know, I was recently elected president of the organization. The board of directors consists of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer who are elected every year, and six members at large who…

Happy Hits

Excerpts from recent online book descriptions: – Very Good + in god DJ. [A book on John Baptist de La Salle.] – Slight sunfade to spine end, background color only not the words. It has faded to a light purple…