Category Archives: 1940s

Last Semester

My mom gave me Last Semester as a present two years ago during my last semester at Cornell.  An Etsy find, this semi-gag gift is a fun one.  It may have taken me two years to read this, but seeing … Continue reading

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Butterfly Takes Command

To me, the only collectible literary find more exciting than a late 1920s first edition romance in dust jacket is a young adult career novel featuring a librarian protagonist. Looking for a vintage librarian in fiction novel has proven exceedingly … Continue reading

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Rehearsal for Love

“It was like fourteen mornings after.” Back in undergrad, one of my favorite local events was the Tompkins County Friends of the Library Book Sale.  It’s held twice yearly in a massive warehouse, and there is usually a line to get … Continue reading

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I’ll Soon Come Back To You, Sweetheart!

Pictured here is I’ll Soon Come Back To You, Sweetheart!, compiled by R.M. Barrows and published in 1944 by Consolidated Book Publishers.  This publication is the most recent addition to my collection from Kaleidoscope Books, a bookstore which probably deserves its … Continue reading

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