Newsletter & E-list for December 2018

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Both stores are trying to gear up for the holiday shopping season, but…Every few years, a funny thing happens–any extra money we make during the holiday season goes directly into buying more books! This year seems to be like that because we’ve purchased several large collections–sorry we’re not as organized as we usually try to be during the holidays. But, even though we’re selling a lot, there’s tons of new material waiting for last-minute shoppers.

NEW ARRIVALS

MODERN LIT INCL. WOMEN AUTHORS
About five boxes of good trade paperback & scattered hardcover literature, including:

Joan Didion
Eudora Welty
Annie Dillard
Don Delillo
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Willa Cather
Haruki Murakami

(The photo is of the Albany store’s section, but most of this particular purchase are in Corvallis. I originally had the picture right-side up, but upside-down is more fun. And why am I doing this job except to have fun?)

LIBRARY OF AMERICA
A few new ones have trickled in, including the John Muir & Jack Kerouac. Most $15-$20, both stores (but the two pictured are at Albany.)

EASTON & FRANKLIN
Fine leather editions of favorite books are always popular this time of year. The Corvallis store just bought a bunch of Easton Press in the Presidential Library series, as well as some more science fiction. The Albany store has quite a few classics including this nice Great Gatsby, which at $50 is one of the most expensive.

HIS DARK MATERIALS SET (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)
1ST US EDITIONS

All fine except for remainder dot to volume two, $65. See our Etsy listing for more details & photos: [His Dark Materials link]

HOME-MADE ALBUM OF ELEVEN POGO POSSUM COMICS FROM THE 1950s
These have been punched & bound into a report folder, and well-read. Not exactly a collector’s item (except as an oddity, perhaps), but good reading copies of these original comics. But…uh…well, at the very end is also bound a copy of “New Cartoons by Vip”, which has a few cartoons maybe not for the kids… $10

THE BIG CHEST BOOK.
by Bob Hoffman
Strength & Health Publishing, 1950.

This is for people who want to beat up 95-pound weaklings! Black & white photography throughout, very good condition overall with a little wear. $20

KALEVALA: THE LAND OF HEROES.
Translated by W.F. Kirby.
Everyman’s Library, 1961

Two volumes, both nice in original dust jackets. Don’t give your sweetheart a sappy book of love poems–epic poetry is want they really want! $20

HOW AND WHAT TO GROW IN A KITCHEN GARDEN OF ONE ACRE.
E.D. Darlington & L.M. Moll
W. Atlee Burpee & Co., 1890.

Includes several engravings of Burpee brand produce, but what I find interesting are the images of how to store vegetables. Because, seriously, what did people do before refrigerators? Apparently, they buried the food in the ground. The cabbage picture is pretty interesting, but I like these three celery stalks standing at attention. Text is very good, but covers are pretty worn, good condition overall, $25

NARNIA SET. HARDCOVERS IN DUST JACKETS.
The complete series. Always a good Christmas gift. $40

EASY TO KILL

by Agatha Christie

New York: Dodd, Mead, 1939 (in Grosset & Dunlap jacket)

First U.S. edition Agatha Christie! The jacket comes from the later G & D reprint (slightly smaller, so doesn’t fit perfectly.) Book in very good condition, jacket fair. $45.

Also, golly, is it sitting on a complete boxed set of Harry Potter? And is that a copy of Dore’s London behind it? And…is that the corner of Fantastic Beasts just sitting there? What’s that Christmas book below? And the leather bound books behind? You might want to come in and browse a little, too! 🙂

Help us!
The holidays always seem to produce an abundance of bubble wrap, styrofoam peanuts, and other packing material. Both stores always need this stuff, so instead of filling up the landfill, please bring a bag/box full in! Thank you!

I hope you all can find a little quiet reading time during the hectic holiday season. The stores will be closed on December 25 and January 1, but all other hours are usual.

Scott Givens
Browsers’ Bookstore
Corvallis & Albany, Oregon
www.browsersbookstore.com

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