Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Help Wanted

Would you like to work at a bookshop? We are looking for temporary help for the spring semester. There is no application:  just come in, resume in hand, look us straight in the eyes (all of them, at once), and tell us how you love to shuttle boxes back and forth in your spare time.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Birds of America

A copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America has sold at auction for just over £7.3m (or 11.5 million dollars).

Of the 119 copies known to exist, 108 are owned by museums and libraries. The remainder are held in private collections.

The National Audubon Society has a gallery of plates available online here.

Monday, December 6, 2010

First snow of the season.

The world changes when it snows. It gets quiet. Everything softens.

That's more Gilmore Girls, less Charles Dickens.

Still, in celebration of first snow, come warm yourself in the glow of our holiday window. Or buy up multiple copies of A Christmas Carol! The Gift of the Magi! We can wrap them individually in gold paper and everything.