Tags : dust jacket

Photoplay Books–Almost as Expensive as Making a Movie!

Who can afford to collect photoplays these days? I checked out a link that ABE sent me. It has a super page full of gorgeous dust jacketed books representing early cinema. Most novels made into films at the time were called photoplays, and published by Grosset and Dunlap, a company known for producing reprints of […]Read More

Book Cover Design: Adobe to Austen

I always judge a book by it’s cover, how can I not?  Despite the notorious adage, almost everybody does and publishers know it.  The process of conceptualizing a book cover design to it’s printing is a complicated and intricate operation.  Many graphic designers and artists dedicate their art to the process of wrapping the pages […]Read More

I Finally Got The Plumley Inheritance!

If you’re thinking a relative of mine died and left me a fortune, sadly, no. But almost as valuable, an edition of a book I’ve been searching for over 15 years is now in my excited hands. The Plumley Inheritance is incredibly scarce. The author, Christopher Bush is not a favorite of mine–not at all. […]Read More

Heaven is a Sublime Used Bookshop

I visited one of my favorite spots today. And in the future  will be interviewing the owners and writing up a profile of this wonderful bookshop, but for now, I wanted to share the delicious experience of meandering, chatting, discovering and luxuriating in the midst of books books books. Located on the main street  historical […]Read More