It jumped out at me I'm not sure why. Although the Goldstones may not have attained the disheveled, bleary-eyed look of inveterate bookhounds, there's no denying that they're committed collectors. Όμως επί την ευκαιρία των κοινών τους γενεθλίων στην ίδια εβδομάδα αναγκάστηκε ο ένας από τους δυ Ένα βιβλίο που μιλά για βιβλία. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, this book provides a delightful love letter to book lovers everywhere.
Purchase prices are paramount and, from small beginnings, a little like the acorn, a large, and occ Just the book for the bibliophile, or if you are like me, the bibliomaniac. Jo walked up to the desk. He has written for the Advocate and teaches creative writing at New York University. Nancy Goldstone has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post Magazine, the Boston Herald, Lear's, the Boston Phoenix, and the New York Daily News, as well as several novels, including The Lady Queen. A great read and difficult to put down once begun.
I needed the bigger packpack to transport all my electronics ipod; two laptops, an old clamshell for dvd viewing and my Macboo Hurricane Sandy seems to have put me off on some odd tangents in my reading. Book 42 in my first 52 books challenge. On the other hand, they seem superciliously amused by the eccentricities of rural book dealers—they can't get over the beards! Eliot and a 1755 Samuel Johnson Dictionary of the English Language. You never like what I get you. Rosenbach, the century's greatest dealer, Slightly Chipped is also a high-spirited inquiry into the issues raised by the books its authors encounter, from the culture of rebel slaves in 19th-century Jamaica to the bedroom-hopping antics of Bloomsbury authors. Soon they plop down several hundreds for a two-volume first edition of Bleak House.
Steinbeck, Capote, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner--they seem absolutely committed to not owning any rare books that are not common on high-school English syllabi. Interesting characters they met along the way do it as well. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. He has written for the Advocate and teaches creative writing at New York University. Soon, however, they are traveling around in search of used books. I don't know what they read today.
What starts as a birthday gift remedy for over spending soon becomes a shared life long journey to collect their favorite books. And that is the kind of book they've produced. No, not a new book. We made this … we decided … forget it. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. The prices of books were reported with great care—but they were the prices of 1918.
Used and Rare, the Goldstones' tale of the journey from point A to point B, is a joyful celebration of their love of books. There are extended riffs on Anthony Trollope and Booth Tarkington and Sinclair Lewis and Charles Dickens and John Dos Passos, and for a book published in 1997 some jaw-dropping prices. Still, if you're a fan of stories and books, you'll enjoy this. Then there was w I actually read this book to the end and found the scattered information and insights in it worth reading. The authors start out as the This book taught me about two kinds of book lovers.
And not a used one. On the third ring, a man picked up. He was intelligent, articulate, and erudite. Όμως επί την ευκαιρία των κοινών τους γενεθλίων στην ίδια εβδομάδα αναγκάστηκε ο ένας από τους δυο να κάνει δώρο στον άλλο ένα καλό βιβλίο από ένα παλαιοβιβλιοπωλείο. Are you looking for anything in particular? The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us.
Enough of an overachieving spark remained to ignite a contest when the search for inexpensive birthday gifts began. And what a world it is! Why it took me to long to get around to it, I'll never know, but I'm thrilled that I did. I love reading books about books. Those who love what the book reads, and think it is an added advantage if the book looks beautiful; and those who are more of a competitive affectation. Shall I send you the William Reese catalogue? I just want a nice hardcover in English with some pictures and large type. Soon we, too, are drawn into this world, which answers one of the questions I have always wondered - who would pay a couple thousand dollars for a book? But they went away still confused, and they go off to ogle a near-mint copy of Steinbeck's The Moon Is Down. I decided to go and have him sign my copy of Dhalgren, so now my Gregg Press copy is signed to me.
And since this is a book about books, I of course devour the pointers to books and authors all over the pages like: Nevil Shute The Chequer Board, On The Beach , John Dos Passos Midcentury , B. This warm and witty story is filled with eccentric characters, from snobby book dealers to bearded backwoodsmen who just happen to have a fortune in rare books in their barns. If the paper is thick or stiff it can help to reverse the folds. Also thrown into the bargain are several very entertaining digressions into the pages and authors of many classic books of the twentieth century. When Nancy tracked down a ten-dollar copy of War and Peace in order to win a birthday bet with Larry, the Goldstones' love affair with old books began. So that part of it was kind of entertaining, how they went about finding books to buy without the Internet.