Thursday, August 16, 2012

Odds and Ends

I made a decision when I started this blog not to include any paid advertising . When I mention  book sellers from time to time it is because they are exceptional and I want them to thrive.Here is a link to one of my favorites, The Paper Archive.in Lansdale , Pennsylvania.
It is a  Disneyland for paper, book and ephemera collectors
http://www.thearchivebooksandpaper.com/


Larry McMurtry in his bookstore in Archer City, Texas, August 6, 2012       David Woo/Dallas Morning News/Corbis

 Larry McMurtry's bookplate is shown below. It depicts the brand used in his family's cattle ranch and nothing else
.I mention him because he had the income stream and determination to establish a book town in the middle of nowhere.If you are from Archer City Texas and are offended, I apologize. Eventually he decided to sell 300,000 books from his inventory and  The  New York Times article about the auction is very interesting.On the one hand it is  about the September song of his impossible dream.On the other hand it's nice to hear about young people buying truckloads of books to start a book store.
Here is a link to the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/13/books/larry-mcmurtrys-book-auction-in-texas.html?_r=1
On August 25th I will be in Hartford Connecticut to attend Papermania.
http://www.papermaniaplus.com/
If you plan to be there and have bookplates for sale or trade send me an email.
Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com



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