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The Great Experiment Continues!

The last post I made, I explained how I was conducting a little experiment to see if it would be possible for me to simply live off the money I make “creating”. 336 more words

Things You Learn as An Antiquarian Bookseller

For three years, I worked as an antiquarian bookseller. The response I get when I tell people this is usually one of two things: ‘Oh…’ or ‘That’s so cool.’ Yes, it was cool. 577 more words

Humour

Joyous Times Day 11: Autumn Days and How Tom Will Not Scratch Baby

Summer will soon be over. Sad, I know! Here is another poem pertaining to the field. It seems like a simple,  quiet life,  doesn’t it? 678 more words

Poems

Joyous Times Day 10 - The Crow and How a Dog Took in 'The Times'

I love these little stories and poems. They weren’t watered down and censored like so many children’s stories today. I mean, what poem written for kids today tells us the Uncle will shoot the crows? 655 more words

Poems

Discovering Out of Town Book Stores

While on holiday visiting relatives in the Denver area, I decided to check the yellow pages for used bookstores, just in case I had some time to visit them. 712 more words

Book Responses

Baedeker's Guide Books

During the later part of the 19th century the term “Baedeker” was synonymous with travel guidebooks.  The development of railroads and steamers and the emerging upper middle class meant that more people were going abroad for extended periods of time.  329 more words

Book Collecting: Breakdown

There are many types of book collectors in the modern marketplace.

Some collect only online, while others collect only in a brick-and-mortar bookshop. Everyone’s collecting habits and preferences are personal, and entirely their own. 829 more words

Books