Magic In the Bookshop - and ongoing series
It occurs to me that documenting some of these bookstore enchantments might be both entertaining as well as keeping the potential for magic in the air.
If you are inspired, or have examples of bookstore magic to share, feel free to do so. We'll be happy to share the experience.
October 31, 2017
We're looking forward to an evening with Owen King. Owen and his father Stephen, collaborated and wrote Sleeping Beauties together.
As part of the promotion for the book Owen and Stephen were on Good Morning America. Owen asked his dad where his best ideas came from, and Stephen replied:
"I used to tell people there's a little used idea shop in New Paltz. . ." We'd certainly like to think of that as us!
|L.C. Smith Corona Typewriter|
Books/Typewriters - it's all about the magic!
Sometimes it's not just the books!
|Medallion on the '32|
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A customer came in with a variety of art books to sell. Some catalogs, some books, and a rather interesting assortment. Among the lot was a French Fold Folio style book of photographs. The plates were intriguing and definitely showed a unique photographic style. Typically, even on difficult to figure out books we often have some clue to help us in our pursuit. Nothing on this one. As I lamented the issue to the seller, another customer walked by and realized what was going on.
She quickly announced the she could read Cyrillic letters and offered to transliterate. With those clues, we fairly quickly found out that the Photographer was Sergey Ivanov-Alliluyev, a noted Russian Photographer. It was only a short matter of time that we had the bibliographic information on the piece and could make a rather informed decision on whether it warranted us purchasing it.
Sometimes it's magic in the air, but sometimes it's the magic of the time.