Monthly Archives: May 2008

Representatives of the book trade attempt to describe this bibliopolic elephant.

In response to a moderate groundswell of demand, I have mounted several photographic views of the [relatively] new book shop space. It is perhaps worth noting that within a week or two of the visit from the bookseller who remarked, … Continue reading

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When noodling around on the Internet adds value to my stock.

One way in which the dissemination of information freely on the Internet may in fact translate into sales of books rather than their obsolescence: the collection of Sarah Wyman Whitman binding designs at the Boston Public Library as seen on … Continue reading

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The seasonal emergence of the elusive bookseller.

Just a heads up that I will have a couple of tables at the Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair on May 18. The book fair has been timed to coincide with the Ann Arbor Book Festival. All of which should … Continue reading

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Talking to the invisible hand.

Louis Sullivan, Mending fences where relevant, While asking around for extreme unction, Said “Forget I said ‘Form follows function.’” I’m fairly certain somebody once noted that a clerihew is the last refuge of a scoundrel, but this is a clerihew … Continue reading

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