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Only in a Bookstore

This will be short as I have to open the store this morning. First, thanks to everyone for all their support. We really appreciate it. Second, here's one of those little miracles that can only happen in a bookstore like Eureka Books (see post below for details). On our first day as owners, a fellow […]


Honey, I Bought a Bookstore

This is Eureka Books, one of the last classic antiquarian bookstores on the West Coast. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, I own it (along with my wife and our friends Jack and Peggy Irvine). I like this picture because in black and white you really can't tell if it was taken last week (which it […]


Fun and Games

Bored at work? Between the Covers Rare Books has created two literary diversions (please use only during your federally mandated 15-minute breaks and your unpaid lunch hour). They have sound tracks, so if your boss is likely to walk by and think that exercising your literary chops is not essential to your highly paid position, […]


Pimp Your Book Cart Winner Announced

The Unshelved blog's annual Pimp Your Book Cart winner has been announced and top honors goes to Timberland High School for it's library book trolley reimagined as a UPS truck, complete with working lights. The slogan "What Can Brown Do For You" refers to the school librarian, Mr. Brown. More entries can be seen here. […]


Which president sold $25,000 worth of books to Congress and helped start the Library of Congress?

Does anyone know why fifty people have come to my blog after Googling some variation on this question? I suspect it's a bunch of lazy students. If that's the case, I suggest thinking just a tiny bit before typing your question into Google. Let's see. Who could possibly have the answer. Hmm. This is very […]


Books for Botox – A New Holiday Tradition

I am not making this up. A plastic surgery clinic is offering botox in exchange for books. This ad ran in today's (November 12) San Francisco Chronicle. The Maas Clinic even has a great domain name, www.booksforbotox.com, and a snappy slogan, "Looks for Books"! With all the books I have, I could have a second […]


Michael Sharpe, Bookseller

Here’s an article on Michael Sharpe, the collector who hired away several of Heritage Book Shop’s employees when that Los Angeles landmark closed recently. To quote, in part: In just 20 years, Sharpe has amassed works of science, philosophy, medicine, exploration, religion, literature and mathematics, all classified as being in superb condition and worth about […]


The Times They Are A Changin’

I've read a lot of manuscripts in the last few years and I've started to notice certain words, phrases, and stylistic types that are quite fashionable right now. One that seems to turn up in virtually every unsolicited submission is "famously," as in "Lane famously shunned war yarns." Surely you know which Lane we're talking […]


AbeBooks Management Changes

From the Shelf Awareness newsletter: Boris Wertz, COO of AbeBooks.com, has left the company but will continue as a member of the board and an advisor on key projects. He is creating a venture capital business with Burda Digital Ventures, the German media company that is the majority shareholder in AbeBooks.com, that will be located […]


Wells, Wells, Wells

Via Paul Collins' Weekend Stubble blog, a link (which doesn't work, Paul….) to an online project collecting cover images of HG Wells' War of the Worlds. Here's a (currently) working link to the gallery. At left, an Irish edition.


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