It is January 4, 2019. Payroll Friday. This morning I stopped into my accountant's office to pick up the checks. I signed a number of forms and checks for the various taxes and fees and other government necessities that were due. I've been going in to that building almost every other Friday for 35 years. Before that I calculated the taxes for the few employees I had myself. That would be impossibl... [more]
Blog Posts tagged "science fiction"
The annual National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. The 2017 contest winners have built up fascinating collections on topics as diverse as teaching mathematics, the literary history of the Maine woods, and seminal cyberpunk novels. We asked the winners a few questions about their collections. 1st Place Alexander M. Koch, Th... [more]
One of my great pleasures as a bookseller in Pittsburgh is to go on house calls to buy quantities of books. Most of the time, the accumulation of books and whatnot reveal the tree rings of their possessors' lives and provide a chronology of intellectual growth and predilection: first the kids' books, then the school books, yearbooks, college texts, then on into adulthood – cook books, art books,... [more]
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