One of the publishers from crime fiction’s past, was a little name that tried to become a bigger power among heavy hitters. Not necessarily known for their quality, they did try hard. They signed up some known authors whose contracts perhaps expired with other publishers, and some names never heard[Read More…]
After spending a nice day and night at a B&B in the Pocanos, we were perusing locations on the iphone where we could delve into more books, cooking pamphlets, postcards, etc like we’d bought for each other at antique malls as Christmas presents and we came across The Archive in[Read More…]
From time to time we will share some entries from a terrific website called Bookride. If you are a book fan of any sort the site should be on your Must Visit list. Today’s entry is called The Long Lonely Leap. Below is an excerpt from the article. For more[Read More…]
Like most booksellers , I never really thought much about first editions until I became a bookseller. I collected books of all sorts, had a particular fondness for antiquarian books, but I never seemed to be overly concerned about the edition of the book was that was in my possession[Read More…]
Once a book gets wet, it’s likely to develop mold. Even if its now apparently dry, some damage has already been done and you generally want to avoid them all together. A dousing also is a lot more obvious than a book that’s just been kept somewhere damp for a[Read More…]
“I have been invited to so many conferences on “The Death of the Book” that I suspect it is very much alive,” wrote Harvard Librarian Robert Darnton in an article in the December 23 issue of the New York Review of Books (“The Library: Three Jeremiads,” LVII:20, 22-26). Darnton went[Read More…]
There four creepy crawly critters like to live where its damp. If you can positively ID these four critters, you’ll have good odds of identifying books that have been improperly stored somewhere damp.