Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's Time for the 2008 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair!

We will be tabling at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair on October 11th and 12th, Saturday and Sunday, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall at 3rd Ave W and Mercer St near the Seattle Rep. If you're in the area please come by, pay us a visit and check out our impressive collection of eclectic literature. We will be at booth #307.

This year we are specializing in: Western Americana, Underground & Counter-Culture Books, Vintage Paperbacks, and a fine assortment of Collectible & Antiquarian. Hope you can make it!

View our featured items for this year's fair!

We've been making small improvements to our website as of late, please stop by and check it out:

Monday, October 6, 2008

See Live Humans Read!

I couldn't resist posting this window 'hook' from the public library in Henrico County, Virginia. Props to whichever clever librarian on the premises came up with that one!

I expect we will only see more of this kind of subversive, tongue in cheek advertising within the book marketing world in the days to come, what with the coming crop of highly creative biblio-media-philes entering the workplace (I went to school with a nice bunch of them at The Evergreen State College).

Being in the slightly literary slice of a nation which, according to statistics I don't want to believe, doesn't read... makes me think we need to continue repackaging ourselves for the 21st century, as a movement of booksellers. And I know most of us loathe and bemoan even the slightest inkling of thinking in these sorts of terms, but I consider it vital to our livelihood and an important step in bringing books closer to those who are not armed with the ability to appreciate them.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Words have been few and far between this past year as our stores have geared up to bring our commanding presence online via our own e-commerce websites. Please be patient as we iron out all the kinks but pay us a visit every now and then as we get our site(s) off the ground.