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Monday, February 28, 2011

Scout Books - Pocket Notebooks

Just in!

US Made Scout notebooks.

They are perfect pocket sized companions.   Soy based inks, nice cover, variety of page options and a cool look.

The perfect pocket accessory - and they come in a 3 pack.  $10.00



READING IS SEXY

Now available.

A terrific addition to your car or folder.   "Reading is Sexy"

Let the world know your feelings on the subject -- we concur!



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pern Lot - by Anne McCaffrey Auction

Once and a while we get a nice lot of books in -- all by the same author.

Today we received a large Anne McCaffrey selection.   Some of them are on the shelves in the shop at great prices, but I've listed for auction 8 of the Pern Novels.  All paperback in good reading condition.   They're on eBay -- just click the link and make a bid.   

Nice opportunity to pick up some great reads!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dual Strap Embossed Leather Journal 8x6

One of our favorite journals is the "Dual Strap, Center Stone, Handmade Leather Journal with Embossing and Center Stone."

It's a rugged and stylish journal that is designed with handmade paper free paper.   The paper (actually linen) works well with ink, watercolors, pen, or pencil.   High quality paper that's going to stand the test of time.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ancient Greece & Rome - It's All There

Outstanding encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome - published by Oxford University Press.

This is a beautiful 7 volume set, beautifully crafted, and historically important.

The civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome are perhaps the greatest the world has ever seen. Their legacy is our culture, and their ideals and achievements helped to shape the world we inhabit today. Now, Oxford University Press presents an indispensable new guide to this essential part of our heritage.

Harper's Bazaar-125 Moments of Style

Harper's Bazaar Magazine has been a focal point for those interested in style and fashion.

Over the years the magazine has featured some of the top models along with acclaimed photographers for its images.

An incredible box set of photos was prepared to commemorate Harper Bazaar's tremendous, with some 125 images selected and reprinted on quality stock - ready for framing.   It's an unusually fine collection.



Monday, February 21, 2011

Harry Houdini - Framed Poster

We have several framed posters featuring Harry Houdini.

Perhaps the most famous magician of all time - his tricks continue to be a source of wonderment.


Friday, February 18, 2011

The Three Musketeers (3 Volumes) BEAUTIFUL

Magnificent three volume set by the Folio Society.


  • Bound in buckram.
  • 12 fullpage illustrations by Roman Pisarev in each volume.
  • 1,960 pages in total.
  • Size: 10" × 6¾".

Books come in a slip case.   A beautiful collectible set of one of the most beloved adventures of all time.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New York Ice Water - The Ashokan

The Ashokan Reservoir is one of the sources of water for New York City. 

A huge engineering project which occurred in the early 1900's.   Several towns were flooded, and the construction of the reservoir resulted in multiple law suits from local residents.  

Because of terrorist concerns very few activities are permitted on the reservoir and some of the roadways that cross it are now closed.  This picture was taken from a roadway that is now a hiking and biking trail.


Andy Warhol - Oversized Coloring Book



Andy Warhol - huge influence on art in the 20th Century - today.

One of his projects was an oversized coloring book.   It measures about 20" x 15."   It comes in a sleeve (envelope) and this particular one is in near perfect condition - ready for display or your talent with colors.


Andy demonstrated some his prowess with coloring on the last page of the book and on the rear cover.   It wasn't quite what I expected -- but then, isn't that part of his art!

We've got a copy at our New Paltz Store and at HiHo in Gardiner (and of course on the web).


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mohonk Gunks Shawangunks

I Claudius - Novel by Robert Graves

Classic story of the Emperor Claudius and his family and dynasty.   It's a novelized history that won Graves awards and recognition.   The book appears on several lists as being one of the finest examples of 20th Century fiction.  The folio version is based on an early printing of the book, illustrated and bound to provide years of beauty in the mind and on the shelf.



Monday, February 14, 2011

Lake Mohonk - Luxury Resort Hotel 1908 Bulletin

Lake Mohonk Mountain House, located near us in New Paltz, is a world class resort and hotel.

It has a long a wonderful history - the backdrop of several movies, a regular haunt of writers and artists, and a place of charm and tranquility.

The hotel is now open year round.   Back in 1908 the Hotel was seasonal, and each year a brouchure was published.   This is the 1908 brochure.   It lays out some of the amenities of the hotel and includes many pictures of the grounds.

We've been putting together a nice collection of Mohonk and Minnewaska memorabilia.   We're always in the buy and sell market for our historical neighbors.





Sunday, February 13, 2011

Roger Tory Peterson SIGNED Birds

Roger Tory Peterson, author, editor, photographer and artist.

The "Art and Photography of The World's Most Famous Birder" is a well crafted tribute to Peterson.   It is filled with examples of his work, and is bound in leather, limited edition and signed by Peterson.

A fitting tribute to the master of his craft.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Lord Byron's Letters - 12 Volume Set

Lord Byron was a prolific writer, and while not especially well known for his letters and journals, there are few who can match both the volume and quality that he produced.

Leslie Marchand edited a set of books that include most of Byron's letters and journals, and we're pleased to have available a complete set of 12 volumes.



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kiss Me - It's Valentine's Day & I Love Books!

Hey--It's almost Valentines Day.   

Every booklover on your list will be delighted with a bookish gift -- and we have 'em.
Come on over and check it out - we're Bookish Too!




Foxfire Book Volumes 1-10 Complete - Eliot Wigginton

The Foxfire Book

Classic series about nature, living simply and sustainably. 

Lot includes 10 books, #1-10.

Condition:  Very good to near fine

All books are paperbacks.

Hard to find as a set.



Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Teeny Tiny Handmade Paper Journals

We've have a nice variety of our Teeny Tiny handmade paper journals in stock.

They have handmade paper covers and the inside paper is handmade as well.   And if that wasn't enough, the journals come with a pencil (which serves as a peg to keep the notebook closed).
All this for $3.25 each or 2 for $5.00.   

Well worth the trip to get some of these gems!



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Calling All Writers and Artists in the Hudson Valley

One of our new local treasures is the "Awosting Alchemy"

It's a web based art and literary magazine that's off to a fine start.   Two issues have been published and there is a call for submissions for the third issue.
 
We're glad to lend a hand in support of this work --Our talented valley does us proud!!!



Images of the Beatles - Leather Bound

Tim Hill's book "Images of the Beatles" is a magnificent tribute to the group.

Easton Press, reprinted the book, bound it in leather using premium papers and all the appropriate bells and whistles to create a book that should last almost as long as the Beatle's influence.

Square book to emulate an album (though a little smaller).  A wonderful tribute and collectible.




Monday, February 7, 2011

John Lennon - A Story In Photographs

Easton Press did a series on the Icons of Rock Music.  Books bound in leather, gilt used, and top quality production.

Lennon, of course, is a central Icon of modern music and their photo-study of him is highly regarded.  The book, authored by Terry Burrows, is magnificently crafted, and designed to stand up with time.

Not unlike Lennon himself.




Sunday, February 6, 2011

Clockwork Orange - Classic 20th Century SciFi

A Clockwork Oragne - classic of the 70's and memorialized by Stanley Kubric.

A great novel science fiction/fantasy.

The Easton Press version is beautifully bound in leather, gilt edges, silk ribbon and endpapers.   A beautiful copy to highlight a classic!





Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lewis & Clark America's Explorers of the West

Lewis & Clark helped open up the West.   They mapped, wrote, discovered, and shared their experiences in their journals.

The Folio Society has captured some of the experience in it's magnificent volume "Pathfinders of the American West - The Journals of Lewis & Clark."

The book is elegantly bound, decorative boards, and printed on top quality paper.   A great addition to the library of any bibliophile!




Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Moby Dick Melville and Rockwell Kent Classic

Moby Dick has been considered the first of the great American Novels.  Early editions are treasured by collectors, and it is one of the most collected titles.

It has appeared in numerous editions, with the most famous of these being the Rockwell Kent illustrated version.   The first Kent edition came out in the 1930's through the Lakeside Press in three volumes -- it was a limited edition, and now has become a treasured collectible, priced at over 10,000 when complete and in excellent condition.  

Shortly after that publication came the Random House version in 1930.   It too remains a highly sought after book.

An interesting collaboration that was done especially well is the 2 volume set by the Franklin Library in 1980.   Designed as a collectible it is leather bound featuring the Rockwell Kent illustrations.

A wonderful set -- very desirable