This week is shaping up to be a very exciting week for Book Hunter’s Holiday. On Monday, I’ve been asked to examine and to consider purchasing what sounds like a very large and very promising collection of books here on the Peninsula. On Monday or Tuesday (at last!), the Dante catalogue should be shipped from the printer in Wisconsin to me. I want to sit next to my mailbox every day until I can hold a copy of my very first print catalogue in my own hands, but I know that’s not practical. Meanwhile, I am printing labels and affixing them to envelopes in preparation for mailing the catalogues. I’m also trying to research, describe, and price four boxes worth of books, including several high-spot items for which people have asked for quotes, in time for the upcoming San Francisco Antiquarian Book and Paper Fair — set-up will be February 5.
That’s a full plate, but it’s filled with all that is good for a successful book business — buying and selling books, issuing catalogues, and exhibiting at book fairs — so I’m going to make sure I eat every last morsel.
See you in the stacks!