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THE ARCHIVAL IMAGE: Collected Essays.
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THE ARCHIVAL IMAGE: Collected Essays.

By Ketelaar, Eric.

Hilversum. Netherlands:: Verloren,, 1997.. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover. Contains 12 papers, 8 in English, 3 in German and 1 in French by the former Dutch State Archivist, E. Ketelaar, who was influential in transforming the agency to one prepared for the modern world. Among the topics are the social role of archives, new developments in archival technology, personal information in archives and the 'right to forget', and more. Illustrated with photographs. 125 pp

$21.50

UNCENSORED: VIEWS & (RE)VIEWS.
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UNCENSORED: VIEWS & (RE)VIEWS.

By Oates, Joyce Carol.

New York:: Ecco Press,, (2005). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Contains trenchant pieces, always worth reading. on Doctorow, Willa Cather, Patricia Highsmith, Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel, Sylvia Plath, Richard Yates, Pat Barker, Michael Connelly and a lot more writers, popular or literary. xiii, 367 pp.

$23.50

THE FAITH OF A WRITER: Life, Craft, Art.
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THE FAITH OF A WRITER: Life, Craft, Art.

By Oates, Joyce Carol.

New York:: Ecco Press,, (2003.). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Discusses - among other things - the importance of reading for a writer, her childhood inspirations, and how she learned the craft of writing. 158 pp. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in.

$23.50

AMERICA AND HER ALMANACS:  Wit, Wisdom & Weather 1639-1970.
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AMERICA AND HER ALMANACS: Wit, Wisdom & Weather 1639-1970.

By Sagendorph, Robb.

Dublin, NH & Boston:: Yankee, Inc. /Little, Brown & Co, (1970). Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, some toning and discoloration to the cream background of the dj).. First printing. Based on over 30 years of study this is "the first and only history of American almanacs, a significant thread in American life and culture" Illustrated with photographs and 220 woodcuts from the almanacs. Bibliography, sources and reader's guide. 318 pp.

$25.00

OREGON IMPRINTS 1845-1870.
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OREGON IMPRINTS 1845-1870.

By Belknap, George N.

Eugene, Oregon,: University of Oregon Press, , 1968.. Fine in fine dustjacket.. First printing. The definitive edition of this valuable bibliography, incorporating and expanding significantly on the imprints recorded by Douglas C. McMurtrie in 1950. Includes 700 additions recorded in four supplements by Belknap, and 262 items not previously described, for a total of 1,521 books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Oregon through 1870 Includes 16 pages of illustrations, an introduction by Belknap, notes and both a subject and printer index. Attractively produced, slightly larger in format, illustrated endpapers. 305 pp.

$50.00

WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.
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WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.

By DeSilver, Albert Flynn.

Boulder, CO: : Sounds True,, (2017). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. A book which, month by month "shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing so your words reveal layers of profound insight that inspire and move your readers." INSCRIBED on the title page. 189 pp.

$29.50

WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.
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WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.

By DeSilver, Albert Flynn.

Boulder, CO: : Sounds True,, (2017). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. A book which, month by month "shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing so your words reveal layers of profound insight that inspire and move your readers." SIGNED on the title page. 189 pp. Promotional postcard laid in.

$29.50

THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP.
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THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP.

By Morley, Christopher.

Philadelphia: : Lippincott,, (1955.). Good in green boards with a black cloth spine, no dust jacket.. Hardcover. A new illustrated edition of book originally published in 1919, designed by Warren Chappell and illustrated by Douglas Gorsline. 253 pp.

$12.50

AMERICAN CONTRADICTIONS: Interviews with Nine American Writers.
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AMERICAN CONTRADICTIONS: Interviews with Nine American Writers.

By Binder, Wolfgang and Breinig, Helmbrecht, editors. (Ishmael Reed, Grace Paley, Ed Vega, Luci Tapahonso, John A. Williams, etc.)

New England:: Wesleyan University Press,, (1995). Fine in printed yellow wrappers with a black spine.. Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. ) Interviews of American authors of diverse cultural background and expertise. Those interviewed are: Luci Tapahonso, Ed Vega, Gerald Vizenor, John A. Williams, Roberto Fernandez, Andrew Holleran, Alan Lelchuk, Grace Paley, and Ishmael Reed. Originally published in German in 1994. Bibliography. xvii, 187 pp.

$21.00

BOOKSTORE: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co.
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BOOKSTORE: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co.

By Tillman, Lynne.

New York:: Harcourt Brace & Company,, (1999). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. "For twenty years, from 1977 to 1997, Books & Co. was one of the premier independent bookstores in the country. . . Lynne Tillman tells the story of this legendary store and its determined founder, Jeannette Watson, with help from the voices of Brendan Gill, Roy Blount Jr., Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, Susan Sontag, Paul Auster, Simon Schama, Lyn Chase, Susan Cheever, Leila Hadley, J.D. McClatchy, Richard Howard, and many more. And the story goes beyond the walls of the store itself to explore the state of publishing and bookselling in a time when the very landscape of the book world has shifted radically. A fascinating account of business, books, and writerly aspiration." Photographs. Includes Jeannette Watson's secret list of 50 bestsellers, a list of all the readings done in the store, a list of contributors and an index. xxv, 337 pp.

$21.50

THE BOOK BOOK: A Compendium of Lists, Quizzes & Trivia about Books.
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THE BOOK BOOK: A Compendium of Lists, Quizzes & Trivia about Books.

By Gilbar, Steven.

New York:: Bell,, (1985). Very good in a very good dustjacket (rather severe toning to pages.). First thus - a hardcover reprint. Lists of prizewinners, librarian's choices, and much more - a book designed to be both factual and entertaining. 229 pp.

$16.75

EDGEHILL ESSAYS.
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EDGEHILL ESSAYS.

By Joline, Adrian Hoffman.

Boston:: Richard G. Badger / The Gorham Press, , 1911.. Good overall in brown boards - spine label is discolored, corners of boards bumped and worn, previous owner's name on front pastedown.. First edition. Contains 8 essays on books, book collecting and autograph collection - the longest essay is "A Famous Reviewer" on Francis Jeffrey. 226 pp.

$18.00

THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB.
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THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB.

By Schwalbe, Will

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 2012.. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder dot.). First printing. "The inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn't the opposite of doing; it's the opposite of dying." Includes an appendix listing the books and authors they read. 336 pp.

$18.50

THE DOG WALKED DOWN THE STREET: An Outspoken Guide for Writers Who Want to Publish.
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THE DOG WALKED DOWN THE STREET: An Outspoken Guide for Writers Who Want to Publish.

By Glynn, Sal.

Ft Bragg, CA: : Cypress House., (2006.). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. A book which "provides immediate answers to questions posed by writers who've found themselves struggling with the specifics of trying to get published while contending with the common obstacles to writing well and completing a manuscript without succumbing to writer's block, fatigue, self-doubt, and depression." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Annotated resource list. 81 pp.

$21.50

IN QUEST OF THE PERFECT BOOK: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman.
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IN QUEST OF THE PERFECT BOOK: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman.

By Orcutt, William Dana.

Boston:: Little Brown,, 1926.. Very good in brown cloth with gilt stamping (rubbing to lettering on spine, previous owner's name), no dust jacket. . First trade edition. Includes chapters on printing, typography, illustrations and much more - illustrated with a full color frontispiece with a captioned tissue guard and many plates throughout the book, Top edge gilt. List of illustrations. Index. 316 pp plus colophon.

$25.00

NOTHING REMAINS THE SAME: Rereading and Remembering.
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NOTHING REMAINS THE SAME: Rereading and Remembering.

By Lesser, Wendy.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 2002.. Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped). First printing. From discussions of reading such diverse books as Huck Finn and Don Quixote, Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle and Ian McEwan's The Child in Time, this is an exploration of what books and reading - and rereading them - can mean to us. SIGNED on the title page. 234 pp.

$39.50

THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP.
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THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP.

By Morley, Christopher.

New York:: Grosset & Dunlap,, nd (c. 1919.). Very good in turquoise cloth with blue lettering, no dust jacket (sunning to the spine and upper edge of front cover, prev owner's name). . Reprint. A well-loved classic story of bookselling. 289 pp.

$15.00

THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller.
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THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller.

By Burton, Betsy.

Salt Lake City:: Gibbs Smith,, (2005). Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.. 1st trade paperback printing. A history of a small independent bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah, and much more. Includes reflections on books, and bookselling, book lists, accounts of author events. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED on the title page. 302 pp.

$28.50

OVERBOOKED IN ARIZONA.
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OVERBOOKED IN ARIZONA.

By Gottlieb, Samuel Hirsh.

Scottsdale, AZ:: Camelback Gallery,, 1994.. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover originally. INSCRIBED by author on the half title page to author William Vollmann "An American Treasure!" and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated by Joe Servello - an over-the-top warning lesson about the dangers that lurk in book-collecting - 95 pp.

$24.50

TELLING LIVES: The Biographer's Art.
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TELLING LIVES: The Biographer's Art.

By Pachter, Mark, editor.

Washington, D.C.:: New Republic Books, , (1979). Near fine in glossy black wrappers. . Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) Essays on the art of writing biography by seven award-winning biographers - Leon Edel, Justin Kaplin, Alfred Kazin, Doris Kearns [Goodwin], Theodore Rosengarten, Barbara Tuchman, and Geoffrey Wolff. Notes on contributors. 157 pp.

$19.50

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