Tagged with Fort Collins used bookstores

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

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

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”?

Announcing a Monty-cat Photo Contest

Grab your Kodak, your Nikon, your Minolta, or maybe your digital camera, your iphone or whatever takes pictures these days, and come on over to The Eclectic Reader.  We’re having an October photo contest.  The challenge will be to take a picture of Monty, our bookstore cat, that is a clever combination of “cat-ness” and … Continue reading