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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Everyone loves a mystery, right? I go through many, many carts of old books every week. The sorters here know the look and feel of "vintage" books. When they come across them, they put them on rolling metal carts for me to inspect. It's my... Read More
On September 27, 2018 Lorne Bair of Lorne Bair Books of Winchester Virginia and John and Karen Thomson of the venerable Bartleby's Books in Washington DC organized an event to honor Allen Ahearn of Quill and Brush Books. It was a brilliant concept. It was... Read More
When I went back to the Honey and Wax booth, it was still there in the glass case. Booksellers use glass cases to highlight (and protect) their very best treasures. I had stopped in and browsed the booth a couple hours earlier. This little gem... Read More
Every house call is different. I often enjoy them, but I can only do very few myself anymore. There are so many books backed up here at the 3-acre warehouse for me to triage. Going to most estates are more of a field trip, an... Read More
Something told me I should go to this book show. I had only gone to the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Show once before. It was in 2015. That was a magical trip and a magical time. Magic...I suppose one should be grateful when you are graced... Read More
This is the second part of Tree Song released on this Blog... Chapter 4: It poured rain all that night. In the morning as I was going to my truck to head to work, I turned and looked up the mountain. The Beech was freed... Read More