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Category Archives: books for cheap
(Part I is here.) Last time in “Collecting Girl Scout Handbooks,” I covered the books published from the origins of Girl Scouting in the U.S. until 1947 – a period of only 35 years. This post will cover the years … Continue reading
Two things I particularly love about book collecting: It is a game, and I get to make up (some of) the rules. Not all the rules are free for interpretation. The ones that aren’t are mostly dictated by market forces … Continue reading
Book-breaking – the practice of taking a book apart to remove the colour plates or illustrations, the idea being that these are more valuable when sold separately than the book is when sold as a whole. A great many older … Continue reading
[Wendy] also wore her mother’s long bathrobe and had this crazy-looking fur thing wrapped around her neck. It had eyes, paws, a tail and everything. “Animals are for loving, not wearing,” I told her. “I know it,” said Wendy, “but … Continue reading