Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Happy New Year

My last posting was in July of 2018 and I have finally returned.

Let's start with  some good news. If all goes according to plan I will have a bookplate book published this  fall. Details are sketchy but papers have been signed and money will soon be forthcoming.
My publisher  is The Princeton Architectural Press . Updates  will be posted  as the book progresses.
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            Musings of a Jewish Bookseller by       By I. Mizrahi




          Mizrahi Book Store

             3114 Quentin Rd
             Brooklyn NY 11234
             347-492-6508   
          antique, used, rare &
             out of print Jewish Books
            http://judaicaused.com/

An apparently healthy customer ended a general email with book requests with the following curt and morbid request: I have many boxes of Judaica ... Can my children just ship them to you when I die?


A fellow who got irritated at hearing a noted speaker wrongly date R. Eliyahu Hacohen (1640-1729) as a 19th century author, had me ship a 17th century copy of his book Shevet Mussar to the speaker's home, in order to prove a point

A six foot tall visiting customer, had me promise that there were no mice in the store basement before he headed in to the shop, explaining that he had an intense fear of mice

Completing an order of books that she was gifting to her husband, the woman remarked, "that should get him off my back for a few weeks"

After viewing a fine library of a Rabbi and scholar, the son of the deceased Rabbi remarked to me, "my father was a nice fellow, but unfortunately a Kofer (heretic)"

An elderly customer was too weak to make his weekly visit to the store, so he hailed a cab and had me bring out ten books at a time to the car. He made his selections, which I mailed to his home


After a customer completed a large purchase, I received a plea from a friend of his that I should not sell him any more books, as his family was nearly starving for food, and the book addict can't control his impulses


Looking for a listening ear, an old customer called to tell him that his wife has kicked him out of his house and is holding his collection of 10,000 books hostage
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BOOK HOARDERS

Follow this link about ten famous book hoarders
https://lithub.com/10-famous-book-hoarders/

It is nice to be back. See you again next week

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