Found a nice book last weekend in fine condition. Bought it. Took it home and began to examine it more closely and to write an accurate description of condition. Flipped through the pages and found a single sheet of (unused, thank God!) toilet paper used as a bookmark. Enough said.
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What I’m Reading
The Prague Cemetery, by Umberto Eco
Reamde, by Neal Stephenson
My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself, by Kelly Kathleen Ferguson
The Provincial Lady in Wartime, by E.M. Delafield
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpice, Edited by Joan Reardon
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris, by Paul Gallico
Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge, by Gladys Taber and Barbara Webster
Spencer's Mountain, by Earle Hamner, Jr.
- Chapter 42 Starting Your Antiquarian Book Business
- Chapter 419 Useful References About Ephemera
- Chapter 31 Jesse James and Robert Ford, Or, Choosing a Movie By Its Books
- Chapter 421 Identifying First Editions of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Series
- Chapter 485 Creating One's Own Hell, Dante-style
- Chapter 702 Part 2 of The 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2012, Or, Put Me in Coach, I'm Ready to Play
- Chapter 703 Part 3 of the 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2012, Or, No Retreat, Baby, No Surrender
- Chapter 704 Also Seen Around the Book Fair in Pasadena, Or, Legends of Southern California
- Chapter 100 Are There Any Books Whose Chapters Exceed Double Digits?