Sunday, March 14, 2010

Brooklyn Bookplates

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A book mysteriously appeared last week when I was removing Philadelphia dust from the bookshelves.. Mary and I have no recollection of ever having bought it. It was The Brooklyn Follies  by Paul Auster.
I mention it because it is the best work of fiction I have read in the last ten years.I plan to buy some more books by Mr. Auster and hope they meet my high expectations.
Brooklyn was the place I spent the first 20 years of my life and I tend to accumulate Brooklyn bookplates  and ephemera when it comes my way.

Here are   links to three excellent  bookplate  and ephemera collections in Brooklyn :

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/bloggers/2008/07/03/little-treasures-from-the-past/

http://www.lunacommons.org/luna/servlet/PRATTPRT~21~21

http://brooklynhistory.org/library/wp/?s=bookplate&submit.x=15&submit.y=8



Next week I will write about Philadelphia bookplates.

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