In one of the earliest book stories, I described one of my main duties here as being like the scene in an old I Love Lucy TV show... Read More
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January 31, 2018. The end of the month. It is bright calm, cold day. Last night was the Super Blue Blood Moon. Sounds cosmic. Almost apocalyptic. And last night was certainly striking and stressful. The full moon in a cloudless sky reflecting on the snow-covered... Read More
"Books for the Blind. Bob." Followed by a phone number. Very many of the phone messages taped to my office doorjamb are scrambled but this one couldn't be that far off. So believe it or not, when I found this taped to my door the... Read More
One doesn't associate Merton with mysteries—except, perhaps, Divine Mysteries. This Merton mystery involves a particular book. A particular copy of a particular book... Read More
A Mrs. Minnich called me for an appointment about a year after I opened in 1980. She told me she had some collectible mysteries she wanted to sell. Why me? At that point, my stock was mostly junk. I specialized in whatever I could get... Read More
Some are born for Good Deeds. Others have good deeds thrust upon them. An email dropped in June 2015 requesting a donation of books for an organization in need... Read More
I'm pretty sure I've already written: "Some of my best house calls have been in rusting mobile homes on rural hillsides. Some of the worst have been in Georgetown mansions." The two following calls both happened in the last week and...well, you'll see when you... Read More