The volume depicted above is a mass market paperback I bought this summer at an Amherst book sale, but originally priced and sold at Green Apple Books in San Francisco when I worked there in 1989. I thought the grease pencil scrawl on the front cover looked familiar, but whoever owned it these last 27 years mercifully left this corroborating evidence stuck in the back:
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.
WARNING: THERE IS CONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 9! If coming from Northampton or Rt. 91, we recommend turning onto the second spur of West St. and taking the back roads as illustrated below.
A On the new arrivals table:
This is just a part of a substantial collection of works on fossils, dinosaurs, earth science and evolution. Mostly scholarly, with some antiquarian and popular works in the mix.
Lastly, but not leastly, we want to congratulate friend-of-the-store Peter Gizzi on becoming a finalist for the National Book Award for poetry. We wish him luck, but have also mailed out lavish $25 Grey Matter gift certificates to all the judges in an attempt to secure a favorable result.
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