Entries from May 2015

Over eight years ago, Vagabond Books, located in Pasadena, CA, got a call from a woman named Ellen. She explained that she was the Propmaster for a new show, Mad Men, on AMC and asked if we could find... [more]

The ABAA has recently approved several new members, all of whom have successfully proven themselves to be, in the words of the ABAA Guarantee, "established, knowledgeable, and of excellent reputation.... [more]

Miegan Gordon of Asheville, NC's Captain's Bookshelf got a surprise last month when she opened the store. A copy of Billy Collins' poetry collection Nine Horses (a signed first edition, no less) was l... [more]

Little Sages Books has unleashed several microlists in recent weeks: 1.0: Monsters, Men and Memory Anarchy, Socialism, Poetry and Race Positive Voices Travel in Dreams and Waking Buddenbrooks, Inc. tu... [more]

Orpheus Books in Redmond, Washington reports: On April 22, 2015, the following title went missing from our customer's doorstep in Roxbury, MA: Steve Holl. Steven Holl: Architecture Spoken. The book w... [more]

Among the many reasons we'll be sorry to see the end of Mad Men is the bravura way the writers have woven literary references into the show. Characters have been seen reading books that were popular a... [more]

Fight of the Century: Auction Houses vs. Dealers Editor's note (John Schulman): Greg Gibson of Ten Pound Island Book Co., a specialist in “wet books” (maritime books, manuscripts, ephemera, sea ch... [more]

Some brief history In 1824, land speculators John Allen and Elisha Rumsey founded Annarbour, Michigan. (They named the town after their wives, Ann Allen and Mary Ann Rumsey; history is silent on wheth... [more]