Newsletter for April 2016


Saturday April 2nd (tomorrow) is our big sidewalk sale at the Albany store. All books outside will be just 25 cents.  There will also be a donation jar if you’d like to give an additional amount directly to the Albany Public Schools Foundation.

Sale starts at 9:30, ends at 6:00 or when we run out of books. (At least 125 boxes, though, so there should be enough to last a while, ha ha.)

Anyone who would like to help set up, please call or email me ASAP.

Full details including a rare political rant from yours truly found here:

Were you thinking of stopping at Starbucks or Dutch Bros. on the way in?….Instead, get your coffee at Pacific Perk, right here in our parking lot! Better coffee! Lower prices! Shop local!



Coming up this month! Here is their website:

Did you know we are distributing the recent reprint of the first recipient of the OBA? You can even buy it on our website!



Keeping this short because I still have to prepare for tomorrow’s sale. However, you might just want to look around the store in case there is something you’d like that’s worth more than a quarter!  Each of these books came from a different owner, and we paid over $1000 for each collection, so as usual, there’s lots of good stuff to look at.  🙂

  1. old cookbookLA CUISINIERE DE LA CAMPAGNE ET DE LA VILLE. Paris, 1856. Color frontispiece of salads with flowers, small in-text engravings throughout. 19th-century gift inscription to title page, and 19th-century stamp of ownership. Bound with blank lined paper at beginning and end of textblock, so that you can take notes or add your own recipe. Previous owners have not done much of this, although what appears to be an index of favorite recipes is on the first page of this notepaper. Wear to covers, but very nice pages. Just flipping through with my nearly-forgotten high school French, this is a fun book, neat recipes, complete with a little diagram of an apparatus for making raisins! $60
  2. rackham rapunzelHANSEL & GRETEL. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. E.P. Dutton, 1920. Quarto, red cloth boards, uncut pages, tipped-in full color plates. Just the other day I was reading a couple of Greek myths from Hawthorne’s “Wonder Book for Boys & Girls” with the Walter Crane illustrations, and boy, is it fun to read these old editions with pictures by some of the best illustrators ever. This copy of selected Grimm’s tales has been professionally repaired at both hinges, the covers have some discoloring, and the paper upon which one of the plates is mounted is torn with a crayon scribble, but the image is not affected. Good condition, priced accordingly at $75.
  3. allen ginsbergWHITE SHROUD: POEMS, 1980-1985. Allen Ginsberg. First edition, signed by Ginsberg on title page, dated 1990 in Portland, also with his circled AH monogram. Near fine in like DJ. $100
  4. A WEBFOOT VOLUNTEER; THE DIARY OF WILLIAM M. HILLEARY 1864-1866. OSU Press, 1965. Signed by editor Herbert Nelson. $25


We would not be able to run these kinds of fundraisers without your support over the years. Shopping locally does make a difference, thank you all very much!

Scott Givens