If it was mine, I’m sure there would be some wrapped chocolate bars in there apart from the books. 😉
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Good point. It accomplishes the exact purpose for which it was intended. It’s so complicated, working people could never spend enough time to figure out how it actually works, it creates a professional class whose function is to exploit it’s many loop-holes for their
blind pigskin bindings are always beautiful. never seen a ‘bad’ one that i can remember. these are great.
Cool. I had Billy Collins for two classes in grad school. I wasn’t far-sighted enough to have him sign any of his books. I also had the honor of being taught by Verlyn Klinkenborg as an undergrad. I do have a book signed by
Honestly, every time I’ve looked at books at Goodwill, they always seem to be no less than $2, no matter what they are–even trade paperbacks. So if I buy used books I just go through the little shop at my local library, because the
The best thing about Libreria Acqua Alta is that out back they have a staircase MADE of books that leads up to a ledge that allows you to look out onto the canal. Man, I miss Venice.
I’ve got a first of Sweet Thursday w/ DJ, a 3rd printing before publication of Grapes of Wrath no DJ, a 1st book club edition of Cannery Row no DJ, and a first Pippin, had a couple 1st East of Edens but I think
The main thing I hate about r/bookporn is the single image requirement. Would love to see more. Ever seen a porn mag with only one photo of a subject?
These are a small selection of books that are important in different ways. They introduced me to my favourite authors or new genres, got me through difficult times, helped me fall back in love with reading, or just passed the time on long and
I went to a Friends of the Library book sale in San Francisco and among the many books I saw, one was personally inscribed to “my dear friend Senator Diane Feinstein.” Felt super bad for the author knowing his “good friend” had given the
Middle English isn’t the easiest thing to learn to read, unfortunately. You may want to start with learning how to pronounce everything, since the vowels and consonants get pronounced in generally the opposite way you’d expect (e.g. the first word on this page, “Whan”,
If you haven’t heard of the [Lizzie Bennet Diaries](http://www.youtube.com/user/lizziebennet), you should check them out. They’re a really cool modern interpretation.
Don’t forget D.G Wills in La Jolla. It’s a bit of a trek for me (I’m in South Bay) but he has an amazing selection of books. There’s also the Adams Avenue bookstore in South Park, Fifth Avenue Books in Hillcrest, and Bluestocking Books,
If I remember correctly you make the request, and waiters fix the tables and chairs to the floor. Then the floor manager pulls a lever and rotates the room 180 degrees. This places the top-shelf books at ground level, making them closer to reach.
I picked up a set of about 16 of these beautiful books. I’d love to one day have the rest, but the others seem much harder to find. Do you have any plans to find this volume some company?
Meh. It’s possible right now to go out and buy a thousand books for a hunded bucks. That wouldn’t be a collection necessarily, just “a lot of books”. Collections have a focus, and the book-count rarely enters into it. I’m not sure what the
Why must I always discover things like this after I’ve already been there 🙁
You can find them randomly throughout the United States too (and other countries, I think), although they are not as pretty. I agree that it’s a great idea.
You’re the pretentious one; you want less reposted content on a website with billions of page hits simply because you’re on here a lot. You also resort to ad hominem attacks on someone because your argument was flawed and don’t want to admit it;
We have one of these in my little town! The trust is heartwarming. No one has done the little old lady owner wrong in all the years she’s been open.
1) Get shelves, I was an eBay bookseller as well as a book collector back in my country in Europe and stacking books is terrible for them. 2) Dust and silverfish will infest your floor books if you’re not careful. 3) Why are you
They’re not particular favorites, I chose the ones in that picture actually because the colors in them complement and set off the colors I decorated my living room in (gold, ivory, and teal). I also have posters up in the living room for *Life
I’ve seen a few of these around Liverpool One, I’m quite tempted to take a few of my unused books down next week
The movie was… ambitious. Having read the book, it was easy enough to follow along. My friend watching who hadn’t read it was totally lost, on the other hand. The directors decided to jump through the 6 stories unpredictably (which lead to some really