Category Archives: Books

Embrace Vellichor

Revel in vellichor and forget your worries.

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Books are there for you

This encouraging message was recently spotted on the sidewalk chalkboard outside of Books A Plenty indie bookshop in Tauranga, New Zealand.  

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NYC Way-Back Machine

Many years ago, when I made the transition from book collector to bookseller, a client asked me to locate a copy of “The Picture of New-York, Or The Traveller’s Guide Through The Commercial Metropolis of the United States, By a … Continue reading

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As Important As The Eiffel Tower ?

Les Bouquinistes,┬áthe booksellers whose iconic green stalls have lined the River Seine in the heart of Paris for more than two hundred years, are campaigning to be recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural treasure. Jerome Callais, the president of … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

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Read Dostoyevsky

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Anthony Bourdain and the Magic of Print

Although he was best known for his hit travel and food shows, Anthony Bourdain also made a series of videos with Balvenie Distillery celebrating American crafts and craftspeople. In Episode Five he visited San Francisco’s famed Arion Press to meet … Continue reading

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Bookbinding Basics

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Books to the Ceiling

 

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Bookstore Tourism: Rocky Mountain High

Sometimes when we find ourselves in a stunning new place, even the most ardent book lover may hesitate to visit the local bookstores. So, I was “lucky” to be in beautiful Telluride, Colorado on stormy, wet and chilly day recently. … Continue reading

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