This is the first of five weekly book stories already published about Bookselling in the Covid Era. A new one will appear Saturday. Read More
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Two of the recent book stories have been a bit introspective. Thanksgiving and Christmas are times for stopping awhile and assessing. Inserting myself too much or too often seems self indulgent, perhaps a little vain... #BookRescue 2018 didn't have many major projects. No major disasters.... Read More
Once upon a time there was a young bookseller. He had opened his bookstore with $1000 and a blind leap of faith. He had no idea how to run a business. Fortunately, there was an old bookseller who became his mentor. Without the help of... Read More
If there's anything remotely like a castle in Pennsylvania, the rare and collectible book company The Family Album's home is it. It is an enormous Pennsylvania limestone edifice. If you squint a bit, you could visualize it as a Norman tower in Wales. I've known... Read More
The Hottest Book Around—At One Time: There are a dozen old trailers backed up to loading docks here at the Wonder Book and Books By the Foot warehouse in Frederick Maryland. We bought them as salvage and use them for storage. We've filled up the... Read More
There's no music in this story. It was a symphony of books... If you read the November 16, 2018 book story, you will have seen that this was how the Preface concluded: "It is 6:30 am Friday November 16. Dawn is brightening to the east.... Read More
Thanksgiving. 2018. This day stands out like a bookmarked page near the end of the book that is each year. About ninety percent of 2018 is behind this day. The ten percent ahead will fly frenetically. For many people in this land, routines stop this... Read More