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Taking the Mystery Out of the Book Scout

Taking the Mystery Out of the Book Scout One of the most frequently asked questions in my bookstore is “Where do you get all your books?” The answer is #1. book sales #2. from customers who want to sell their books #3. from my book scouts #4. donations. Every bookdealer has behind-the-scene scouts, even if … Continue reading

New books, added hours

New books, added hours

A lot of new material has come in the bookstore lately.  Now I’d like to show it off. I am adding some extra hours on Sundays on a trial basis, probably noon to five.    It will depend a little on the weather so I’d suggest giving a call first to see if I am … Continue reading

A New Journal

A New Journal

I recently began writing journal #81. Not shown here are years of letters written to and from all members of the family. As some of my friends know, someday I hope to create The National Diary Archive. Years ago I started a website and blog for that…nationaldiaryarchive.wordpress.com I don’t have many diaries from other people…currently … Continue reading

Rumpelstiltskin

Everyone loves a contest, right?  For 15% off your next purchase* at The Eclectic Reader, guess two titles (or authors) of the books on our list of the top 22 most requested/best sellers of my 36 years in bookselling in Fort Collins.   This includes all the way back to my years as Toad Hall … Continue reading