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The Beauty of Old Book Covers

The Beauty of Old Book Covers

Once there were books with bindings which could be considered works of art.  In the days before dust jackets became a marketing scheme, and before paperback books were printed in lurid covers, or mysteries in black (with dripping red blood), or thrillers in metallic silver covers as if we are crows or raccoons attracted by … Continue reading

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Monty’s Vote

Monty’s Vote

    Monty is voting for Wonder Woman this year. This first issue of Ms. magazine, Volume I, Number One, from July of 1972, is for sale for 50 dollars.  This magazine has been the voice of feminism since the beginning of the women’s movement. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood  is a cautionary tale  … Continue reading

The Johnstown Flood: May 31,1889

The Johnstown Flood: May 31,1889

May 31, 1889: Heavy rains. 5-10 inches in the mountains of western Pennsylvania in 24 hours. A dam bursts and a wall of water estimated at 36 feet high plunges down to engulf Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  2,209 people died.  Arguably, the worst tragedy in US history.  Afterward, the scandal of the dam. We have two books … Continue reading

More Than Books

Yes, we DO carry more than books.  Every week we add to the variety of collectibles in the store,  and with the holidays fast approaching you should stop in for a visit.  So here is a gallery of just some of the things we have to offer. This first image is of Wilson Armetale pewter … Continue reading