Most are from the last 25 years with many from the last 10 years. All with dust jackets and most are First Editions priced in the $6 to $15 range. From the library of an English professor who bought them as soon as they came out. He read them so carefully most are in Like New condition. Authors include (but not limited to) Robert Parker, Harlan Coben, Robert Goddard, William Tapply, Quintin Jardine, Steve Hamilton, Linda Fairstein, Michael Connelly, Daniel Silva, Anne Perry, Rose Connors, William Kent Krueger, Robert Barnard, J.A. Jance and Laura Lippman. Come check them out!
The store temperature has been pleasant, bar a couple of days earlier in July. Many customers gravitate to our cooooool basement on those days. The overhead fans certainly help circulate the air for a cooling effect. And with these new age light fixtures put up with an electric company loan (of sorts) the lighting doesn't add to the heat. A couple of people have remarked what a well lit store we have. Thank you, I say!
Other recent acquisitions include some Hadley, Mass and other local paper. Several boxes of modern contemporary fiction I have shelved by author in the fiction sections on the main level and downstairs. Also many new postcards in all subjects are slowly getting filed. Here's a plug for a POSTCARD SHOW next week in Boxborough, Mass at the Holiday Inn on Friday and Saturday the 22nd and 23rd. Friday 11-6pm. Don't know the Sat hours. Come check it out, especially if you don't know anything about old postcards. A real treat for the historian, artist, paper collector and others.
Sorry about the lost month of blog entries. June went by in a blink of the eye with 2 book sale/shows and a week away with family in Maine. There, I rarely thought about books except for the mysteries I enjoyed reading. We ate when we were hungry, slept when we were tired, enjoyed a vigorous hike with our 10 year old grandson and watched him play baseball with his Little League team. And played a lot of Scrabble! A good away time.
But now back to the store and the local Sunday flea market. We have been setting up at the one in Hadley, Mass on Rt. 47 (on the way to South Hadley) pretty much every weekend it doesn't rain. A huge outdoor one with old and new merchandise in a large field with the Holyoke range in the near distance. A beautiful setting. Food, fruit, antiques, books, bicycles, lawnmowers, bungee cords ...you name it and it is there! Check it out. It's an early one starting before 6am and with dealers leaving by 12 or 1pm. Stop and say hello at our green book tent 3/4 down on the left. It runs every Sunday til early November.