Books Have Their Own Destiny: The Margaret Tarrant Christmas Book

There is a stack of books in my study catalogued as "books that I want to read." This stack of books has existed as long as I can remember - as a young girl it was a mental list -…

Reading the Cover of the Book

There are books and then, there are covers or dust jackets for hardbound books. I recently came across quite a few books published in the late 1940s with dust jackets intact. They are intriguing, interesting and nice to behold. Can…

Rare People and Rare Books

  The film, Fading Gigilo opens with Woody Allen carefully tissue wrapping beautiful leather bound books. The camera pans to empty shelves. He is closing the bookstore first established by his grandfather. He laments, This is the end of an…