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    Adventures of a rare book dealer (and former small bookshop owner).

Monthly Archive January, 2008

He’s one crazed book-loving monkey alright

The results of my six-year-old daughter playing with my label maker when I brought her to the shop Saturday.


Marginalia solve Mona Lisa mystery?

From Reuters:
Now experts at the Heidelberg University library say dated notes scribbled in the margins of a book by its owner in October 1503 confirm once and for all that Lisa del Giocondo was indeed the model for one of the most famous portraits in the world.


Bookselling Blogs

Bibliopolis, who make Bookhound (the database program I use), has put together a fantastic aggregator of bookselling blogs. Great layout, slick design. Hmmm…Don’t see me on there though….


Non-Book Related

Ian, I see your strangely mesmerizing video of making ones own vacuum tubes and I raise you one oddly beautiful and poignant video of melting chocolate bunnies by Sander Plug.


Happy Birthday to Me

It dawned on me yesterday, now that the holidays have calmed down, that Thanksgiving marked the one year anniversary of my taking over the shop. It’s my one-year birthday as an open shop. In honor of this momentous occasion, I offer:
18 THINGS I’VE LEARNED THIS YEAR (Or: 2007, A Bookseller’s Year in Review)
1) I [...]