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Bookdealer Musings: The Post Crypt

Once upon a time, back in the sixties, I was a college student/hippie who volunteered in three different theatres at Wayne State University in Detroit.  It was natural that I also volunteered in a coffee house that held open-mike events for poetry readings and guitar playing, etc.  This particular coffee house was in the spooky … Continue reading

Serendipity, Again

I was searching through my notebook of “captured quotes” when I paused at one with striking relevance for today. It was by a person with a strange name: Warsan Shire. I decided I must know who this is. And then, a world of beautiful poems and prose-poetry writing opened up before me, and I followed, … Continue reading

Musings on What is a “Good Book”?

  I was once struck speechless by a young man who bragged that he had not read a single book in his lifetime. I cannot imagine a life without books. Though my desire for a career as a librarian was never fullfilled, I eventually became a bookdealer, which I suppose was the better path after … Continue reading

While the Cat’s Away…

While the Cat’s Away…

The cats are away! While Cynthia and the cats are taking a short vacation, sister Laura will play as she tends the bookstore. It’s criminal!  She has deviously demanded a sale on mysteries! As her older sister I can honestly say she has been ‘getting away with murder’ herself for a long time. As a … Continue reading

Great Courses: $35 each

Great Courses: $35 each

We have a limited quantity remaining of the Great Courses.  Shown above are those on music.  Each bundle sells for $35.  Originally many were in the hundreds. Also available: (History)  London, England, China, Western Civilization, and Hitler Plus British literature, Russian literature, and The History of the English language