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“What’s Your Favorite Book?”

  One of the most confounding questions I get as a bookdealer is “What is your favorite book?” I stand there stupidly with my mouth open for a moment. It is not what they think…which is probably “What a stupid bookdealer…she obviously doesn’t read much.” Meanwhile, I am thinking “How many galaxies are there in … Continue reading

The Johnstown Flood: May 31,1889

The Johnstown Flood: May 31,1889

May 31, 1889: Heavy rains. 5-10 inches in the mountains of western Pennsylvania in 24 hours. A dam bursts and a wall of water estimated at 36 feet high plunges down to engulf Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  2,209 people died.  Arguably, the worst tragedy in US history.  Afterward, the scandal of the dam. We have two books … Continue reading