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2018 A to Z: A... All About Nancy Drew

2018 A to Z: A… All About Nancy Drew

In 2016 I learned of the first annual April A to Z… it immediately intrigued me and I began racking my brain for a theme. 3,360 more words

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Frank Ford

No-one with even a passing interest in British twentieth-century first editions will fail to recognise the work of the artist and cartoonist Frank Ford, if only for the series of dust-jackets he produced for the fiction of P. 1,746 more words

Book Collecting

Recent Arrivals

  1. Laszlo Krasznahorkai – The Melancholy of Resistance is an amazing and powerful book. Called by Susan Sontag “the contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse” this book deserves a read!
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Literature In Translation

Creating a Book Cover

No matter what type of paper you are using, dust jacket or no dust jacket, the possibilities are endless when it comes to designing your books cover! 364 more words


Art of the Cover

As a book collector and a book seller, I have often purchased a book just because the dust jacket art caught my eye. In this terrific new book,  98 more words


A Case Against Dust Jackets

“It seems ironic—so many great, important ideas, the products of the finest minds of humanity, wrapped in pieces of whimsical, brilliantly colored paper which determines the value, rather than the quality of thought it was originally meant to protect.” – Stephen Greengard…

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Hermann Hesse

Glad to have just got in this nice batch of titles by Hermann Hesse (1877-1962). He does not need much introduction, considering the fame of numerous of his works. 13 more words

Literature In Translation