In Memoriam: Bernard Rosenthal (1920-2017)

In Memoriam: Bernard Rosenthal (1920-2017)

Bernard M. Rosenthal was born in 1920 in Munich. Most of his immediate family left Munich for Florence in 1933, left Italy for France in 1938, and arrived in the US in 1939, each move in response to the problem of being Jewish. Both sides of his family, the Rosenthals and on his mother's side, the O... [ more ]

Selling Rare Books on NYC Sidewalks

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Bookseller Ed Smith (Ed Smith Books) interviewed Kurt Brokaw, a professor and film critic, who likes to moonlight as a rare bookseller (specializing in noir paperback originals) on the streets of Manhattan. I got to know Kurt Brokaw through a mutual friend. When I was in Manhattan for a movie memorabilia auction at Bonham's that I'd partly consigned, I stopped at his weekend table of 1940s paperbacks... [ more ]

California’s Wild Coast: Poet Robinson Jeffers

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“The greatest beauty is organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe.” -- from “The Answer” by Robinson Jeffers Within his lifetime, the work of Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was at various points revered, deliberately shunned, and generally neglected. In 1932, the poet was featured on the cover of Time magazine; but by 1948 his publisher, Random House... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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The 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on February 10-12, 2017, at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Featuring the collections and rare treasures of over 200 booksellers ...

February 10th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017

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