Hi. The erstwhile hiatus is over, but chaos still reigns. Moving is serious business. Moving a business is a serious disaster, even when you are not 76. I have done it several times before and it is never easy, and like strategies for battle, moving plans never work out the way they are intended. For instance, I had intended to re-catalog all the 6000 titles we were keeping starting the day after we closed the barn, a little bit at a time. We finally got to it New Year’s Eve. I am not looking hopefully at June to complete the task. We’ll see.
In the meantime, there’ll be more and more titles available every day, in all categories. If you see something you would like, you can order it through our shop or through Biblio, AbeBooks, Alibris or, for some more recent titles, Amazon. Write us if you have any questions. Unlike the orations in the shop, I will keep my answers short (or shorter anyway).
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Otto Biedermeier, the Hollywood icon and B-movie legend, has been murdered, apparently by his wife, Mysterious Circumstances. Tom Lenz, a film historian and the director’s biographer, wants to update his 20 year-old monograph as well as to pay his respects.
With a narrator not so much unreliable as imperfect, A Republic of Books might be a first refuge for scoundrels and saints. The perfect bookshop might not exist, but then again . . . a nation of books would have to be a republic as much as a state of mind.
The true story of William McGuire, an innocent in an age of cynicism, and a stranger in a strange land, who must find his own way in Homo sapiens society, as told by himself. Presented here with four other unexpected tales: That Little Old Lady and Me, Seely’s Surfside, She Knows Her Onions, and If Blood Were Orange.
In his study of the past, John Finn can glimpse whole lives and imagine how they were lived. There he can even imagine his own life complete. Now, he has stumbled on love again, only to lose it. What is he actually good for? Perhaps only to find out what happened to a girl who was lost two hundred years ago—and to avoid getting shot in the meantime.
In the year 2162, an aging paladin in the dwindling Order of Pelagius must confront a greater power working to dominate the nations of Earth and the independent states of the heliosphere. John Holt attempts to keep his honor and fulfill his duty using railguns, railroads, dirigibles, steam trucks, river barges, and the help of a horse named Rosie.
1937. New York Daily Mirror photographer Hugh McNeill follows crusading reporter Cass Green as she investigates a possible serial killer: a prostitute doing away with her clients one by one. Cass’s investigation results in the attention of a rogue mobster who’s been moving in on Lucky Luciano’s prostitution rackets and is now trying to kill her.
In his second bibliomystery, Boston bookhound Henry Sullivan has a new girlfriend, a new apartment, and a shelfload of troubles.
Chaucer said “It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake.” Henry Sullivan, bookhound, is ready to be that sleeping dog: to settle down in his new apartment and enjoy life with his new girlfriend.
A bookhound, Henry Sullivan buys and sells books he finds at estate auctions and library sales around Boston and often from the relatives of the recently deceased. He’s in his late thirties, single, and comfortably set in his ways. But when a woman from his past, Morgan Johnson, calls to ask him to look at her late husband’s books, he is drawn into the dark machinations of a family whose mixed loyalties and secret history will have fatal results.