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Of Interest: The Scribe, Etiquette for Freedom, Cocktails for Book Lovers, and some worthy bookseller catalogs July 30, 2014 – Posted in: Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

Still looking for some late summer reads and acquisitions? Here are some recent books and bookseller catalogs that have struck our fancy.  The Scribe by Antonio Garrido. Translated by Simon Bruni. Really enjoyed this one. Though I am not much of an historical fiction reader this one caught me and kept me in. We’re talking 8th century and a time where woman had about as much status as an animal. We follow Theresa a women who…

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Of Interest: Bambi, Book of the Dead, Chicago Crime, The Brooklyn Bridge and more March 13, 2014 – Posted in: books

  Welcome to the second installment of Of Interest, a look at some of the books, new and old, that have caught our attention in the last week or so.  From a first edition of the children’s classic Bambi to Nick Hornby’s latest collection derived from his column in The Believer with plenty in between. Enjoy!    Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten Simon and Schuster, 1928. First Edition. $1500. One of the…

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Gorey Letters September 21, 2011

“Your letters . . . your existence has made something of this world that [it] hadn’t the possibility of before.” – Peter F. Neumeyer It was 1968. Edward Gorey was contracted by the publisher Addison-Wesley to illustrate a children’s book written by Peter F. Neumeyer. At their first meeting Gorey slipped and  Neumeyer grabbed him by the arm. The grab dislocated Gorey’s shoulder and it was during his stay at the hospital waiting for treatment…

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The Ghost of Greenwich Village: A Debut Novel by Lorna Graham June 22, 2011

Random House has released this preview of Lorna Graham’s soon to be released debut novel on Scribd. It includes a map of the writers and poets who appear in or inspired Lorna Graham’s debut novel The Ghosts of Greenwich Village. The story centers around a young woman who moves to Manhattan only to find that her apartment is haunted by the ghost of a writer from the Beat Generation. The book is a trade paperback…

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