On The Road At The Eclectic Reader

On The Road At The Eclectic Reader

A rich collection of 50s-60s counterculture: hippie, Yippie, Beat, and bohemian writers just came in.  Bukowski, Burroughs, Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Robert Bly, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Wolfe, Richard Brautigan, Ed Sanders, Jerry Garcia, and Ken Kesey.  Did I forget someone? Move your feets to snag some of this.  This stuff never lasts long.  You … Continue reading

Lost Books:  Fall in Love With This Forgotten Children’s Book

Lost Books: Fall in Love With This Forgotten Children’s Book

                                                                           Buttons in the Back by Elizabeth Kirtland As an eclectic reader and a book dealer I have occasionally stumbled upon a remarkable “find,”  a book I have never seen or heard of before that is simply wonderful.  Such a book is this children’s story that is perfect for reading out loud and will … Continue reading

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

Plant and Book Sale: May 25, 26, 27 – 10-6 p.m.

Plant and Book Sale: May 25, 26, 27 – 10-6 p.m.

  “Amazing, don’t miss it, you’ll be sorry if you did,”  Monty says.  We’re helping someone downsize their houseplant collection and throwing in a few plants of our own.  Plus: all thrillers, all mysteries, all romance, all westerns will be 25% off our half-price prices.  Furthermeow – there will be in-store discounts on several CATegories.  … Continue reading

Bedtime Reading

Bedtime Reading

Confession: My reading is not limited to classics, literature and deep philosophical tomes.  I am an eclectic reader.    A compulsive reader.   Couldn’t pass up reading the back of a cereal box when I was a kid.  Today, I am enchanted by the blurbs in Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer.  The American Science and Surplus catalog has … Continue reading

Hocus Pocus Focus

Hocus Pocus Focus

  All the arcane secrets of photography are revealed in this impressive collection of brand new books that has arrived on our doorstep like a gift from the gods.  Achieve mastery now!  Covers the entire spectrum of subjects from close-ups of honeybees to the expansive vistas of landscape. The startling thing is that although these … Continue reading

Simply Stunning Collection of Books on Spirituality and Enlightment

Simply Stunning Collection of Books on Spirituality and Enlightment

This incoming collection of 20 boxes of books on spirituality and enlightenment is amazing.  Most are in new or nearly new condition.  Subjects:  Zen Buddhism, psychology, meditation, yoga, health and healing, Christianity, dreams, metaphysics, poetry, gourmet cooking, photography, literary classics, and science fiction. Authors:   C.S. Lewis, Asimov, Carl Jung, Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hanh,  … Continue reading

What’s Cooking?

What’s Cooking?

We have 33 shelf-feet of cookbooks…all kinds to suit every taste:  International cookbooks, U.S. regional, simple recipes, exotic recipes, breads, desserts, special diets, and collectible cookbooks.  How about a recipe for “pioneer squirrel pie” from the “Ozark Vittles” cookbook?  Ok, how about some old-fashioned strawberry cheesecake from “Cheesecake Madness,” or gingerbread from “Colonial Cooking”?

Beautiful Collection of Stephen King

An impressive collection of Stephen King has just arrived to join what is already on the shelf at The Eclectic Reader.  Many of the hardbacks are first editions in pristine condition, priced at $15 each.