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Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum May 15, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting

His fairy tale changed our world – Did you know how he came up with the name “OZ”?  They were the letters on the last draw of his filing cabinet; O – Z. Here are 5 collectible Wizard of OZ items; a game, a map and three books including one signed by the cast of the film, currently available through our friends at WONDERFUL GAME OF OZ. Salem: Parker Bros. (board copyrighted 1921). This is the…

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Book Collecting Heaven: First Editions Second Thoughts May 3, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting

Roald Dahl’s Matilda Extra-illustrated by Quentin Blake with eight pen and ink vignettes on front free endpaper (entitled ‘The Reader of Books’), signed and dated ‘Quentin Blake 25.2.2013’ First Editions Second Thoughts is a fundraising auction for English Pen curated by noted bookseller Rick Gekoski. Gekoski invited authors to:“scribble second thoughts, marginalia or drawings throughout the work in whatever fashion moves you, thus singling out this particular first edition and making it even more desirable…

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A Peek Into Thurston Moore’s Library October 29, 2007 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Uncategorized

He might be best known as one of the pillars of the influential band Sonic Youth but Thurston Moore is also one hell of a book collector. Over at VBS.TV Lance Bangs has s a great 5 minute video of Moore giving a tour of his collection. Highlight: A 1964 anti-war protest sign that belonged to Allen Ginsberg: Down with Death!War is Black Magic! Belly Flowers ToNorth and South Vietnam Moore also shows off some…

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