Every gardener knows good pruning is healthy for plants. Removing dead branches, stalks or leaves... Read More
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I was struggling for a story for this Friday's deadline... Then I came across this love letter. It is soiled because it lay on the floor in my office in the back of the Frederick store for five and a half years. It got stepped... Read More
About 20 years ago I wrote a "book": Bookends—A Biblio-Novel. A couple friends referred me to a couple agents. They weren't interested, so I put it aside. I was never a salesman. A career in old books has been perfect for me because they've always... Read More
The Daedalus of Greek mythology was a mechanical, architectural and engineering genius on the scale of Leonardo da Vinci... But this story is about the mythic Daedalus Books. It is much more modern and, I hope, is mostly factually correct. But there's a great deal... Read More
Many of us make New Year's resolutions. They're famous for being broken or not acted on at all. On December 31, 2013 I made a resolution to start a daily journal. Our "MOVE" was just starting to build steam. ... I thought the process should... Read More
Did I spend a thousand afternoons at Lorien Court with my magical friend Barbara Mertz (aka Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels)? If I did meet that number, or at least get close, let us make it "1001." Please. That is far more appropriate and literary.... Read More
It seems everyone loves to look at old books. Whenever we post images of books made before 1940 on our Wonder Book and Books by the Foot Instagram or Facebook we tend to get more "Likes" [like emoji] than with other posts of other types... Read More