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So You Want to Own a Bookstore II

Yesterday I posted Chuck Rozanski's seven questions to be asked before getting into the comics business. Here are a few of his choice observations, which apply equally to the used book business: "I remember reading a Small Business Administration (SBA) pamphlet 30 years ago which laid out the hard facts that 70% of new businesses […]


So You Want to Own a Bookstore

Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics is one of the most interesting retailers of collectables. I have basically zero interest in comics, but I subscribe to his email list and read every one. He basically breaks every rule in the book, and doing so has made him the leading comics dealer in the world (he […]


Help Identifying Children’s Book Artist

Does anyone know who made these illustrations? I just bought seven original paintings and drawings from an unknown children's book that appears to have depicted scenes from countries around the world. The artist signs his or her paintings with a capital T (shown below): Here are two typical examples. These fish are labeled "page 24 […]


I’m going to wedge my body in the doorway

Bibliophile Bullpen posted this video from Loomis Antiquarian Books in Stillwater, Minnesota, which is closing at the end of the month. It joins Book Baron (Los Angeles), Bogey Books (Davis, Calif), and Blue Dragon Books (Ashland, Ore.) in closing near the end of the year. There are probably more stores that I haven't heard about. […]


Eureka Books in the News

The community support for our acquisition Eureka Books has been extraordinary. Booklegger, the used book store on the corner, sent over a cake, the restaurant down the block brought us lunch over the weekend, and several shop owners have dropped by to wish us well. Yesterday, the local paper put a story about the store […]


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 […]


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