Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

NPR story on the future of bookstores

Nice little story on NPR - re: indie bookstores, the digital future (now), & chain bookstores - check it out here.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thief stole rare books for love...

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Check out the article here.

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Signed Ronald Reagan book

We have a signed Ronald Reagan book for sale - go here for more information.

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Check out our Sports books

Check out 16 of our sports titles here.

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Tales Told In A Bookstore - #1 - Book School & The Cubbies

The following was written by Donald Ramsey, owner of All Books Considered:

TALES TOLD IN A BOOKSTORE

1. BOOK SCHOOL AND THE CUBBIES

This is the first in this series of occasional pieces, all of them connected in some way with books.

Begin at the beginning, it is often said. My first serious move in the used/antiquarian book business was to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, in the summer of 1991. It’s a sort of boot camp for beginning booksellers. (For more information, check http://www.bookseminars.com).

That year, Greyhound offered a really special ticket deal. For $100, you could visit anywhere in the U. S., provided you bought the entire ticket before leaving. Unlimited route; unlimited stopovers. I went to Denver, then California, and returned to Washington via Texas. My ticket was literally six feet long.

(An interesting sidelight on the Greyhound adventure was that the drivers were on strike. The solution was that the supervisor would drive the bus from the terminal to some nearby street. Then the regular driver would take over. Don’t ask me how exactly that worked, but it did.)

The first leg of the trip was from Washington to Chicago. The scene was dominated by a woman and her son, a boy of perhaps 10 years. If I were a parent, I might be more sympathetic, but I can only describe this kid as the proverbial holy terror. He was definitely in control, and created all sorts of devilment just to harass his mother. He would lock himself in the restroom, for example. When she wasn’t dealing with the kid, she was complaining to her seatmate—and effectively to all of us passengers—about how hard it was to cope with the boy. Then I heard her say they were headed for Denver.

That was the last bit of news I wanted to hear. No way was I going to listen to that pair for several hundred more miles. So I stashed my luggage at the Chicago terminal and headed to the nearby subway station, hoping there would be a baseball game scheduled. I can’t claim to be a true baseball fan, but I do I try to visit some major- or minor-league ballpark whenever I’m traveling; which is another story.

In the subway station, before I could even find a wall map, a train arrived. It was jam packed. I figured that there was likely only one reason all those people could be using the transit system on a summer Saturday afternoon, so I squeezed onto the car. Sardines had nothing on us, I’ll tell you. Once on the train, there was still no chance of moving to within reading distance of a system map. No moving of any kind, in fact.

But the baseball gods were on my side that day. After 3 or 4 stops, everybody got off that train. Again, there could be only one reason. Followed the crowd (no real choice), and sure enough—there it was, a couple of blocks ahead—Wrigley Field. I can’t recall who the opposing team was, nor even the score—but I did get to see the ivy, the grandstands on the nearby apartment roofs, and the Cubbies.

A few days later, in Denver, there was a minor-league game between the Denver team (not the present Rockies) at Mile-High Stadium. My new Cubs souvenir cap, blue with its big red C, seemed appropriate. Who were the visiting team? None other than the Iowa Cubs, a Chicago farm team, who wore the same blue cap with a big red C.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vargas Llosa speaks about Nobel Prize

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Go here to read about the Nobel Prize winning author.

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We're on Twitter!

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Check it out here.

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Radio Flyer car!

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Not a books related item, but a great story - check it out here.

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Our Masonic books

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Check out 59 of our books that deal with Freemasonry here.

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Library Thing's site & ABC's page on Library Thing

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The site Library Thing looks interesting, claims to be a "community of 1,000,000 book lovers" - check it out here.

Also, LT has pages w/ info. on various book stores. Here's the LT page for All Books Considered.

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Browse our books by category...

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... at the All Books Considered website.

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History of Literature article at Wikipedia

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Check it out here, lots of good stuff.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Contact ABC (& hours, address, etc.)

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Some stuff that we recommend from Amazon

Books on Beat Cinema, Jim Jarmusch DVDs, Richard Kern photos, books on Buddhism, agnosticism, metaphysical matters & more - check it out here!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sujewa on The Obenson Report podcast on Mon 2/9

I will be one of the guests on The Obenson Report podcast on Mon 2/9 night - show starts at 8 PM (i am on at 8:40 PM). I'll be discussing my new documentary Indie Film Blogger Road Trip (podcast host Tambay Obenson is featured in the doc) & D.I.Y. filmmaking/self-distribution. Tune in, check it out!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Styles Regionaux. Normandie, Bourgogne, Pays De L'ouest, Pays De Loire TEXT IN FRENCH (Hardcover)


Hardcover. Beautiful book. Part of a series of books that each highlight different regions of France. Beautifully bound in wood veneer. Veneer is embossed, and title is painted on in white. This volume highlights the following regions: Provence, Flandre, Artois, Picardie, Landes, Pays Basque, Bearn, Alsace, Bretagne. Decorative endpapers. Very light spotting to endpapers and title page. Comes in black slipcase. Slipcase in good condition. Worn on edges. One edge beginning to separate, but it's all there. Truly extraordinary book. Profusely illustrated. We ship daily.

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