The daffodils on the mountain are full bloom. More waves of mid and late season varieties will open... Read More
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"I know where those came from!" We get thousands of anonymous boxes of books in the Wonder Book warehouse each week. Each of the three stores can do thirty or more "buys" each day. A "buy" can be a handful of books or a pickup... Read More
It was late 1997. I was visiting Allen and Pat Ahearn in their home and book business, Quill & Brush, in Rockville, Maryland. I'd first met them in the early 1980s at their Bethesda shop. My visits usually coincided with the monthly Waverly Book Auction... Read More
One must often suffer slings and arrows to gain acceptance when breaking new ground. When did we first sell books for decorative purposes? Likely in the first weeks after I opened in September 1980. I vividly recall an early buy—my first? I really had little... Read More
Our triage (or sorting) processes here are quite complicated (and Top Secret—so don't ask!) But part of it involves looking inside every book we try to put online. We look primarily for "problems"—torn or missing pages, stains...bad stuff. This also leads to discoveries of good... Read More
When I was a very young kid, my parents had a subscription to Life magazine. It would come in the snail mail once a week. Thursday, if memory serves. When I got home from school on that afternoon, I'd rush to the mail slot at... Read More
It was 20 years ago today...plus or minus...when we sold our first book on the World Wide Web (a.k.a. the Internet a.k.a. the Web.) Before that Wonder Book (& Video) had exclusively been a brick-and-mortar book and comic and media store since 1980. Actually, stores—we... Read More