How's everyone doing out there? I know: not so good. It's been a few months since any of us have been able to muster a full-throated assertion of well-being.
And before you ask, yes, we are out of 1984 (at this writing--things might change.) But we have plenty of other nice books to take your mind of your worries. For example, this little signed Padgett/Brainard production:
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SAVE THE DATE: SPRING SALE WILL BE HELD MARCH 30th-APRIL 2nd
We have also dumped (I mean, artfully displayed) some more of last year's pulpy acquisition on one of the new arrivals tables. Many of those pictured were printed right in Holyoke, all from the same mailing address.
Lastly, an a propos of nothing, we found this bookplate in a shabby, old edition of Dickens:
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