Well, the whole messing-up-the-store thing is going quite well. Pictured here are just a fraction of the 115 boxes of books we packed up in New Britain and schlepped home in a snow storm. There are 100's of art books within, as well as science, philosophy, history and a smattering of literature and experimental theater. One such is depicted below, which seems to exemplify in a single image all that is lamentable about the 1970's.
In the meantime, we have also acquired a few carloads of books from the collection of a bibliophiliac karate sensei. These include 100's of books on every imaginable martial art; historical, nautical and science fiction; books on buddhism and Japanese culture and sundry other side interests. The books are, by and large, incredibly well-preserved.
Welcome to the Grey Matter/Troubadour Amalgamation of Books, Hadley's #1 hard-to-find source for hard-to-find books and records. We are located just off the bike path at East St. and non-motorists get a 10% discount year-round. We have a large, constantly churned selection of scholarly, scientific and general stock, nearly all priced below their internet brethren.
SPRING BOOKSALE IS NO LONGER ON EASTER! We have moved it back a week, to April 9th-12th. All books 35% off.
And then there's the Peter Matthiessen material. We have around 1,000 books removed from the estate of the late, great novelist-naturalist-Buddhist. As you can see, it's a bit of a mix. Some of the material relates to his life and work, some belonged to his widow, and others were sent as tokens of respect from otherwise uncelebrated authors. One goodie: a book gifted to Matthiessen by his Snow Leopard travelling companion, George Schaller.
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