The daffodils on the mountain are full bloom. More waves of mid and late season varieties will open... Read More
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"Who you?" I knew who he was. He was from down in the city and the top book dealer in the region. I was just a newbie book guy—unknown... I told him who I was: "I'm Wonder Book." Very medieval. Like that was my title... Read More
This story is all legend and faded memory... Almost immediately after entering the book business in Sept 1980, I began hearing stories of Johnny "G." He was a legend...of sorts... in the DC Region. Older booksellers would say Johnny did this... Johnny did that... Read More
"Are you charging us to take these?" That was an unusual question. One that I don't recall ever hearing before. And it was October 2017. Not that I haven't been tempted to tell someone with dreadful books, "You'd have to pay me to take these... Read More
I never thought I'd own these books again. I'd selected many of them carefully over the years. Some were gifts chosen to inspire him or supplement a current subject which he had indicated was of interest to him. Some were simply his—left at home with... Read More
Some books tell stories in ways other than their contents. At Wonder Book, we used to rarely get copies of The Joy of Cooking in any condition. It was just a book that people would not give up. Now we are seeing more and more... Read More
I've made thousands of house calls over the years. Some have been memorably good. Some unforgettably bad. But there's almost always something good—even in the worst. The ones where I've gone away empty handed were often learning experiences. Those where the books turned out to... Read More