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Sean Doolittle: Independent Bookseller’s MVP January 27, 2020 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops, Content, Reading / Literacy

Last April, Sean Doolittle, the closer for the World Champion Washington Nationals, started sharing on social media what he was reading and the independent bookstores he shopped at during each major league stop. Now, Doolittle has teamed up with the American Booksellers Association (ABA) to become 2020 Indie #BookstoreDay Ambassador. “I’m really looking forward to promoting these incredible local businesses that promote reading and literacy programs and authors and do so much to support their…

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Play Ball! March 27, 2013

In honor of our national pastime Book Patrol curated this list of collectible baseball material for our friends at Biblio.com Enjoy! ‘The first book devoted exclusively to baseball’ Mayhew and Baker, publishers. The Base Ball Player’s Pocket Companion: Containing Rules and Regulations for Forming Clubs, Directions for the “Massachusetts Game,” and the “New York Game,” from Official Reports. Boston: Mayhew and Baker. 1859. First edition. 16mo. 35(1)pp. Original flexible cloth-covered boards with a gilt illustration of a…

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