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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This started with a phone message taped to my door some years ago. It read something like this: "I'm handling my mother's estate. She had hundreds of first editions and rare books. Are you interested?" Do bears hang out in the woods??? I called and... Read More
In July of 1969, the world watched as a man placed his foot upon another heavenly body for the first time. There was worldwide euphoria. Mankind had DONE IT! And then they returned safely! It seemed as if we were no longer tethered to this... Read More
Requests for house calls come by phone or email. We get a LOT of requests. The email for Bonnie Vee's books came from a law office in Frederick, Maryland—Wonder Book's hometown and Maryland's second largest city. "We are currently representing...The deceased was a school teacher...over... Read More
This happened in January 2015, an Ohio colleague, Owen Kubik, who specializes in rare Catholic books and ephemera, referred me to the estate of two priests... Read More
It was as much a horror story as a house call. It was about 2008. A widow had called. She needed her husband's "bookstore" cleared out by the "end of the month" - three days from now... Read More
It seems appropriate for this first blog post to pull one of my "first books" off the shelf and write about the memories holding it again conjures... Read More