The Internet is a wonderful tool. But people can be easily led astray when they don't know exactly what they are looking up, don't know how to age or tell the edition of a book and don't realize how important condition is. Rare books are very uncommon. That is what rare means! I have a similar beef with programs like the ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW which goes around the country highlighting fine examples of art, antiques, ephemera and books. I don't believe they accent enough that for every $1,000 book that comes through their hallways, there are hundreds if not thousands looked at that have little (market) value. More tirading on the misuse and misinterpretation of the internet at another time.
Continuing to work on the 1000 plus hard cover mystery and fiction library which we have been buying over the past several months. Today I priced up a 3-foot stack of Stuart Woods fiction (it's on the stairs to the basement) and an entire shelf of P.G. Wodehouse paperback fiction. I didn't realize he was that prolific a writer!And of course there is Ann Perry, Stuart Kaminsky, Patricia Cornwell, Robert Barnard, Robert Parker, W.B. Griffin and more coming out.
A cold and raw rainy day before Thanksgiving with not too many folks stopping by. Likely they are onto grocery shopping, pie making and housecleaning, all things that are on my list for this afternoon after work. Wherever you are enjoy the day off if you are home, travel safely if you are not and may you be around loving family or friends this holiday.