Calling all sorcerers, demigods or just really clever feng shui practitioners. We need someone to increase the size of the store, because some maniac keeps acquiring books we don't have room for. Last month we bought around 500 books on nature and ecology from a New Haven-area professor. Two weeks later we bought around 1,200 or so volumes on or about African-American literature and culture (see photos below). This collection is concentrated on the late 60's through the '80's, and includes books signed by Albert Murray, Toni Morrison, Leroi Jones, Ann Petry and many others.
Also included: the biggest collection of Library of America volumes we have ever found in one place:
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.
A few days after squeezing that collection through the door, we bought another 1500 or so books on religion, with an emphasis on mysticism, prayer and generally getting some first-hand experience of the holy. Pictures to follow.
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