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Kaleidoscope Books

Back in the fall of 2010, I had a part-time student job that really wasn’t me.  On the surface, I couldn’t complain: I worked with great people, I had a reasonable supervisor, and the pay was decent for a part-time student … Continue reading

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Leap Day 2016

Happy Leap Day 2016!  On our last Leap Day, four years ago today, I posted on Laura Lou Brookman’s Leap Year Bride.  For this year, all I had to do was find another Leap Year themed romance novel.  Within my collecting scope, … Continue reading

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NYC Rare Book Week

What better vacation is there than one that is book themed?  Below is my account of a recent book pilgrimage to NYC.  Read if you wish, or stay tuned for the next book review! I first started to see advertisements … Continue reading

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The Snappy Revue for Fall and Winter

While I continue to work on my next book review, I thought I could share this fun shoe catalog from 1926.  It is from the Stetson Shoe Company’s store in Cleveland, Ohio, and covers their fall line. First up, we … Continue reading

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My Trip to the Library of Congress

Recently I attended the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest’s awards ceremony at the Library of Congress.  What a surreal experience! And yes, I even have some photographic evidence of this event!  The picture to the left is of me on … Continue reading

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National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest

For me, 2012 has been the type of year where every bit of good news is a big deal.  So imagine my surprise and delight when I recently got one of those phone calls. I placed second in the National … Continue reading

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One Year Later

On Monday May 23, 2011 my day began as usual.  I started up the coffee maker and fired up the laptop.  Everything went wrong that day as soon as I saw an e-mail from my sister.  Its subject line was … Continue reading

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