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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Antique Stereo Nude Photos

Classic book features stereo view nudes.

Book shows the stereo card and then the single image as well.

As long as people have been taking pictures they've been interested in taking pictures of nudes.

Wonderful condition and a great resource for photography buffs.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Marijuana Pot Trade & CIA Intrigue

Our friend Art Torsone wrote a novelized work of non-fiction about his adventures and life as a big league pot seller.

The book is centered on upstate New York and Cambodia where Art was working on a large deal that landed him in jail -- virtually taking him to within an inch of his life.

It's a great story that moves very quickly and you can't help but feel for Art and what he was put through.   The intrigue with the story revolves around the CIA using the international drug trade to de-stabilize a region of the world.

It's a great read - I think it would be a great movie.

Fly Fishing Season - Dream Destinations

Here in the Catskills Fly Fishing season is upon us (or nearly so).

One of the authors we carry here at the shop is John Mordock.   He's a prolific writer and served as a professor for many years.   One of his great loves is Fly Fishing.

We're pleased to have all of his books in stock at the store and available online.

Dream Destinations - every River Has A Story II is one of his more recent books.

As you prepare for the season, you might want to check the book out--it'll be fun to plan with it.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sol-Sun Handmade Leather Journal

The newest member of our family of handmade journals is the Sol-Sun Journal

It's 6x9 with a beautiful sun on the cover, and intricate design on the reverse.

As with all our handmade journals, the Sol-Sun features handmade, acid free, and paper-free paper.

A great design - for inspired writing!

RAMSES Vol 1 - 5 Complete .99


Your chance to pick up the set for an amazing price -- starting bid 99 CENTS


The RAMSES SERIES  - Books 1 - 5 Complete Set

Paperback books
Condition:  VG+ - Near Fine.   Books look close to new with no marks.   A great set and a great read!

Books include

  1. The Son of Light
  2. The Eternal Temple
  3. The Battle of Kadesh
  4. The Lady of Abu Simbel
  5. Under the Western Acacia

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lesbian Literature and Sex Guide Lot .99

Join our auction fever

Pick up a big log of Lesbian related literature and guides.  Our starting bid is only .99 cents, and there is no reserve!


Lesbian Related Literature and Various Guide Books

12 Books - All paperback and in Excellent, very good to near mint condition.  Not all books are shown in the photo--but all are in comparable condition.

Books include

  • The Lesbian Body; Monique Wittig; ISBN  080706307x
  • Up All Night - Adventures in Lesbian Sex; Bussel and Bias; ISBN  1555837476
  • More Serious Pleasure - Lesbian Erotic Stories & Poetry; Sheba Collective; ISBN  0939416476
  • Yellow Silk - Erotic Arts and Letters; Lily Pond and Richard Russon; ISBN  051758736x
  • The Mammoth Book of Lesbian erotic; Barbara Cardy;  ISBN  0786726141
  • Best of Lesbian Erotica; Tristan Taormino;  ISBN  1573442593

  • The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks; Jen Sincero;  ISBN  0743258533
  • Lesbian Sex Tips; Tracey Stevens;  ISBN  0971962820
  • OnOur Backs guide to Lesbian Sex; Diana Cage;  ISBN  1555838057
  • Living two Lives  Married to a Man & In Love with a Woman; Joanne Fleisher;  ISBN  1555839185
  • Lesbian Images; Jane Rule;  ISBN  0895940906
  • Susie Sexpert's Lesbian Sex World; Susie Bright; 0939416352

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vintage Natural History Creation Images

A beautiful book that we've been enjoying is:  Animate Creation; Popular Edition of Our Living World, a Natural History. Revised and adapted to American Zoology by Joseph B. Holder M.D. Volume III: Fishes, Reptiles

It's a folio size book with gilt edges, leather covers and a magnificent cover.   Beautiful color images along with steel engravings.

A masterpiece!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Catcher in the Rye - Collectible 1st

Classic of US Literature

Salinger's book - "Catcher in the Rye" is one of the great American works of literature.   We ran into this mass market copy--that's distinguished it self by surviving.  It was printed in March, 1953 (yes 58 years ago).   The cover remains in good shape and is indicative of cover art of the time-all the pages are there too.

Knitters Delight 5 Knitting Books .99

Another Knitting Book Auction

Our starting bid on this nice grouping of Knitting books is only .99 -- your chance to get a great deal on some great knitting books!

 Lot of 5 Knitting Books

Books are in New - As New Condition.   Appear unread.

Information on the Books

  • Perfectly Brilliant Knits; Paperback; ISBN  1564775941
  • Head to Toe Knits-Zoe Mellor; Hardcover; ISBN  9781570762208
  • The Best of Interweave Knits; Paperback; ISBN  1596680334
  • Knits from a Painter's Pallet; Hardcover in DJ;  ISBN  1933027061
  • Home - 27 Hand Knits for Living by Debbie Bliss; Hardcover; ISBN  1570763038

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wizard of Oz Complete Collectible Set

The Wizard of Oz - 14 Volume Set - The White Edition

Author:  L. Frank Baum

Publisher:  Reilly & Lee

Date:  1956

Condition:  VG+ to near Fine

It is unusual to find this edition complete, and very unusual to find it in such good condition.   A very collectible set.

Characteristics:  This is a complete reprint of Baum's Classic series.   All 14 of his books are reproduced.   The series is known as the White Edition because of the white borders.   They differ from the early 1900's first editions of the work in this way.   All books have illustrated endpapers and are illustrated by the original illustrator (for 13 of the books it's John R. Neill, the first Wizard book was illustrated by W.W. Denslow).  There are additional  titles in the Oz series, but none of them were done by Baum.

Titles include

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Land of Oz
  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
  • The Road to Oz
  • The Emerald City of Oz
  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz
  • The Tok of Oz
  • The Scarecrow of Oz
  • Rinkitink in Oz
  • The Lost Princess of Oz
  • The Tin Woodman of Oz
  • The Magic of  Oz
  • Glinda of Oz

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1936 Harley Davidson EL - .99 opening Bid

Yikes - A Harley for .99 - incredible.

It's an eBay auction for a 1936 Harley -- however, it's a 1/10 scale model by Franklin Mint.

Check it out--it could be a very inexpensive way to put you on a Harley.
Once and a while we do auctions for other than books/book related items.   This qualifies.

Psychedelic Ashokan New York Reservoir

The Ashokan Reservoir is one of the water supply sources for New York City.  During the later 1800's and early 1900's the City of New York claimed imminent domain on various towns in the Catskill Mountain area to form the reservoir system.   It is an engineering marvel - with an extensive system of dams, tunnels and aqueducts that take the water from the Catskills about 100 miles south to the City.

This photograph was made from a digitally remastered original to give the "psychedelic" look, which also is representative of this historic area.

The card is available in the shop for $1.00 or order it online with shipping paid at $1.50.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Edmund Hillary SIGNED Autobiography

Edmund Hillary was arguably the greatest mountaineer of the 20th Century.   He led the party that was first to climb Everest, had a long and distinguished career as a climber, and ultimately was knighted.

His autobiography "Nothing Venture, Nothing Win" is a somewhat scarce title particularly when it is inscribed by Hillary (as ours is).   It joins a collection of books that recount his adventures that we currently have in stock.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kurt Vonnegut -- Ready to READ

We just restocked our Kurt Vonnegut Collection at the store.

We've got most of the titles in stock and others we can get without much problem.

Well worth the read, and stop on by - we stocked up so you can too!

Marilyn Monroe Serigraphs American Beauty

Bert Stein created a series of serigraphs (Silk Screens) for Avant Garde Magazine.   it was the second issue of the magazine - edited by Ralph Ginzburg, published at the height of the pop culture - 1968.   While Avant Garde did not have a very long run, it's issues are highly desirable, and the Marilyn issue is one of the true collectibles of the run--and the era.


Monday, March 14, 2011

PREACHER Graphic Novel Lot Books 1-9

While we don't sell a lot of Graphic Novels, once and a while we get something interesting in--and then auction it off.

Today we received a big lot -- and it included issues 1-9 of "Preacher" which is a highly regarded series.

We've got it listed on eBay as an auction.   A chance to pick up a very desirable series at an even more desirable price!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

H-Bomb - Nuclear Explosion

After & Before: Documenting the A-bomb 

New arrival in the shop.

A chilling account of the affects of the H-Bomb. 

What might Baghdad and Manhattan look like after a nuclear assault? The relevance of such a question lends a more than chilling aspect to this little book, which pieces together the "before" and "after" of a story whose moral we seem to have forgotten. Before: snapshots taken of Hiroshima after the atom bomb leveled the city in 1945. After: a set of extraordinary photographs by Harold Edgerton, hired in the 1950s by the U.S. government to document its nuclear tests. Essays by Hilton Als and James Elkins. Hardcover, 9 x 11 in./36 pgs

Friday, March 11, 2011

Beatrix Potter 23 Book Set

Folio Society quality.

Beautiful boxset of Beatrix Potter's classic tales.   The folio society sold this as two separate items--this is the complete set.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Peter Max's GOD w/Swami

In the 1970's Peter Max put together a sweet book with Swami Sivananda about their vision of God.   Each page of the beautiful book features a picture by Max and several lines of inspirational thoughts.

It's an interesting approach, as many of the Swami's teachings are universal, and readily found in Western Religious thought, but perhaps the sense was that bringing these gems together from afar made more sense.   After all the age then was one that sought for guidance from afar, because what was close seemed quite corrupt.

Peter Max has a long legacy and remains significantly influential.

This book remains a testimony to that.

Antique Lake George & Adirondacks Guide

The Adirondack Guide - Vacationland in Picture, Story and History

Guide of Lake George Lake Champlain an the Adirondacks Featuring Green Mt. Tour

1927 Guidebook in very good shape.  Covers the various towns in the Adirondacks and on the Green Mt. Tour.

Publication is filled with a wide range of history, travel suggestions, and advertisements from the leading hotels and attractions of this area.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Knitters love Books and Auctions

Over the next few weeks we'll be posting auctions of Knitting books.

One of my children just closed her knitting shop and she passed along some of the books that the shop had available.   We have some in the store and will be posting some lots over the next couple of weeks.  Stop over or bid.  Following is the current lot:

Nice lot of 5 Knitting Books

All books are in like new or better condition.

Titles and details

  • Nursery Rhyme Knits; Hardcover; ISBN  1579903487
  • Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 3; Hardcover; ISBN  1933027029
  • Sexy Little Knits; Paperback; ISBN  0307236579
  • For the Love of Knitting; Paperback;  ISBN  9780760335123
  • Perfectly Brillian Knits; Paperback; ISBN  1564775941  (Condition note--cover is creased, though book appears unread)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New York City Graffiti Art Inspired

Jean Michel Basquiat 

Beautiful book featuring artists, primarily from NYC who have used the images of graffiti to develop a new venture into art.

Beautifully illustrated book.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lamps, Art, Books and More in Cupcake Land

Gardiner NY is quickly becoming the Cupcake Capital of the World -- or at least Ulster County.

We've got a location in Gardiner at the HiHo Home Market.   Right on the second floor is our room.   There you'll find all kinds of interesting items -- books and more.

Check out the "Black Forest Cake," the Hand Carved Lamp, brass bookends, and of course the books.

We're proud to be a part of HiHo -- and don't forget, the Cupcake Festival in May!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Vampire Huntress Lot - L.A. Banks AUCTION

Lot of 11 books by L.A. Banks.

We get books, that are in near complete sets (or complete sets) that we don't care to carry in the shop, so we'll make them available as an auction.

This set is now on eBay.   Bids start at .99 so you can get a big lot of great reading at a bargain price!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Aron Halston - SIGNED Book (127 Hours)

Aron Halston's Book - Between a Rock and A Hard Place is up for auction.

Every so often we get a book that we decide to auction.   This is Signed and it's a first edition (and printing) as well.

We've started our auction at .99 and invite you to get involved.   This great read, and academy award nominated story could be yours for song.

If you're in the area you can save the shipping and just stop over to pick the book up!

German Shepard Book Ends - for Book Lovers

Just in a pair of German Shepard Bookends.  This is a sweet pair of Shepards

German Shepard Bookends (Pair)

Beautiful pair of Book Ends.


One appears to have been polished more recently than other.

Bookends are 5" wide (at Base) 6" Tall and 2" Deep

The pair weighs about 5 pounds and is in very good + condition

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Barner Zoo - New Paltz

Who knew.

We keep seeming to be adding animals to the shop.

1st there was a zebra
Then the Rino
And now the sheep--all being watched over by a couple of cigar store Indians.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Everest Without Oxygen - WOW

Talk about amazing accomplishments!

Peter Haebler, leader of an expedition up Everest, did it with his team, and without using air tanks.

No small feat when up 7 miles in the air.

He authored a book about the experience.   We have the book - signed by the adventurer!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Handmade Embossed Journal Stylish Design

Beautiful handmade embossed journal.   It's 6x8, 240 acid free pages, and is full of style and ultimately substance.

The newest addition to our collection of handmade journals -- and it's a beaut.

Available at the shop or online now.


Cowboy Sam - Classic Readers

Lot of 7 Cowboy Sam Books - Nice Shape

Author:  Edna Walker Chandler

Illustrator:  Jack Merryweather

Publisher:  Benefic Press

Books include

  • Cowboy Sam and Miss Lilly; 1964 Printing; VG condition, includes Tipped in title list with prices
  • Cowboy Sam and Big Bill;  1960 Printing; VG condition, some light soiling to boards, name inside FFEP
  • Cowboy Sam and the Indians; 1962 Printing, VG+ condition
  • Cowboy Sam; 1960 Printing; VG condition; light soiling to the boards, name on FFEP
  • Cowboy Sam and The Rustlers; 1959 Printing; VG condition; Some wear to the edges on cover, and lower leaf marked.
  • Cowboy Sam and Sally; 1959 Printing; VG condition, Light wear to edges and lower edge of spine
  • Cowboy Sam and the Rodeo; 1959 Printing; VG condition, Lower spine has some light wear,corner bumps on cover.