Entries from May 2016


Missing from Prescott, Arizona

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The following books have gone missing from a locked display case at the Cortez Street Emporium, in Prescott, Arizona, sometime between May 9th and May 25th: MacDonald, Ross (Kenneth Millar). The Blue ... [more]

Armed Services Editions, small-format paperback books distributed to US servicemen during WWII, are credited with achieving a great deal: not just with improving morale among the troops, but also with... [more]

Friday, May 20th will see the premiere of my new opera with composer Stella Sung, a “rare book” opera, if you will, called The Book Collector, in which two men vie for possession of an exceedingly... [more]


Chaucer’s Day Job

By Matt Reimann

Even when they're successful, some writers prefer to keep their day jobs. For example, Wallace Stevens was an executive at a Connecticut insurance company, and he believed that work kept the poetic sp... [more]

Longtime Bay-area member Barney Rosenthal recently turned 94! (He was still buying and selling books up until very recently, too.) Here's the lovely card signed by his colleagues. Happy birthday, Barn... [more]


Rare Book News

By Rich Rennicks

A quick look at the stories being discussed in book-collecting circles this week. The Highlights: ABAA-Members interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning Starting off with the news that's closest to home, ABAA... [more]