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Books AND Plants

It’s that time of year when I gather up all of my houseplants that have been summering outdoors and try to cram them back in the house before the frost hits. Now is your opportunity to buy the plant starts I have been growing this summer and the bigger plants that have been “downsized” in … Continue reading


Owner on Medical Leave of Absence

Hello my book-loving friends! I will be having hip surgery on July 25 and recuperating for about a week or so afterward. A few people will be running the store in my absence. Be kind to them. Talk books to them. Buy books and help pay for their wages! My sister reads a lot of … Continue reading


It’s been a good month and we just said good-bye to another rare gem. This inscribed copy of Allen Ginsberg’s Collected Poems was only in the store a few months. As you can see, it was signed locally at The Stone Lion Bookstore in 1985. That independent bookstore closed some time ago. The Eclectic Reader … Continue reading

World Outlander Day: June 1st

I missed a timely post, but you have not missed the wide selection of Outlander books available today at The Eclectic Reader. There are more on the shelves. I am a devoted Outlander fan, having started way back in 1993. They are my favorite escapist reading. Going deep into another world and historical time that … Continue reading


June 1,1926 – August 4, 1962 Avant Garde magazine, published January 1968 to July 1971. Herb Lubalin, art director, Ralph Ginzberg, editor. Noted for graphic, “logogram” design. This issue, No. 2, features serigraphic prints of Marilyn by Bert Stern. $40. Also in the store: #1, Jan. 1968, at $50, #3, May 1968, at $30, and … Continue reading