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

Monthly Archive June, 2008


Know what these are? I found them tucked into a couple of books that were part of a larger archive I’ve been cataloging. Go ahead, click on them. I’ll wait.
Back? Any guesses?
They’re stamped, postmarked and mailed envelopes from Paul Bowles.
Only problem? They’re empty.
And no sign of the letters [...]

Paul Elder

This swank bookmark-slash-order-form [click for larger scans] which I found in a book led me to this informative site about Paul Elder’s Books:

For seventy years, Paul Elder’s bookstores were a fixture in downtown San Francisco. There was not a single bookstore but a series of six, plus short-lived forays to New York City and [...]