October 2019 Newsletter


Store News

We are back from a successful trip to the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair…now comes the hard part — unpacking.

Here are three announcements that should make you happy.

#1. The 2020 calendar magnets have arrived! First come, first served. (If you’re an online customer, we can include it with any purchase–just ask.)

#2. You may have seen them already, but we have cloth bags available for $2.50. I’m happier with these bags than some of the previous styles we’ve purchased. They have a nice, large, flat bottom and will make stacking books easy! As America moves away from single-use plastics, you’ll want a bunch of shopping bags, so why not have a Browsers’ bag?

#3. Oh, yeah, I guess you’re wondering about the 18th anniversary sale! We have settled on a date: Friday November 8 & Saturday November 9. Mark your calendar now! Everything in the store will be 30% off.

New Arrivals

A few tidbits from the incoming waves of books.

Wayne Morse’s copy of King Arthur and his Knights

Maude L. Radford
Chicago: Rand McNally, 1905

Wayne Morse was one of Oregon’s more colorful politicians. He started as a Republican, broke with the party and became an Independent, and finally wound up as a Democrat. He was fiercely against the Vietnam War, and his opposition to that conflict led to the loss of his Senate seat to Bob Packwood.

Morse was born in Madison, Wisconsin and graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1923 before moving on to Minnesota and finally to Oregon. This book has child-Wayne’s inscription and his home address. There are also a few ephemeral items laid in, a couple from UW, a church announcement, an insurance rate card, etc.

Good condition overall with some reading wear and soiling but no serious flaws. $35

Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques

Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer
New Society Publishers, 2004

In addition to having a low environmental impact, a building made of bags of dirt also winds up with soft lines making it look much more like part of the landscape. This well illustrated book tells you why and how to make your own.

Large trade paperback, very good condition. $15

Cardboard in the Course of Time: Essay on the Story of Cardboard, To the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Feldmuhle Works, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany, 1901-1951.

Feldmuhle Co., 1950

Collects three essays with many illustrations of cardboard samples, ancient and modern, as well as machinery. Three images on “chromoboard” which is heavy cardstock Feldmuhle made specifically for quality reproduction of color. An uncommon paper manufacturer promotional book. Very good in good slipcase. Book has fading to spine, else near fine; slipcase has some wear and large if faint water stain to one side panel. $30

Large trade paperback, very good condition. $15

PNW local histories.

The Mount Adams Country. Keith McCoy, 1987. $40

The Valley below the Mountain that says “This Is the USA”. Herman Fuhnhausen, 1990. $25

Glenwood, formerly Camas Prairie. Jerry Ladiges, 1978. $40

Large Corvallis scrapbook.

A carefully kept scrapbook showing the high school years of Robena Taylor, who was a Corvallis High School student from 1928-1932. Dance invitations, Valentine cards, sporting events, local event announcements, student publications, and much more. She was apparently a golfer (both real golf and one score card for Cascadia Miniature Golf) as well as an actress. One of the plays she was in was “In the Garden of the Shah” in which one student wore blackface. The accompanying review from the local newspaper says, “Sam, the colored servant from Texas…brought forth many roars of laughter from the audience at his witty sayings and antics.”

44 pages, measuring 14″ x 11-1/2″, as well as an envelope of small snapshots, mostly portraits, some photos of houses. A remarkable time capsule. $125

We are looking forward to seeing everyone during the anniversary sale. Until then, enjoy the browsing,

Scott Givens
Browsers’ Bookstore

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