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Used and rare : travels in the book world

Author: Lawrence Goldstone
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When Nancy tracked down a ten-dollar copy of War and Peace in order to win a birthday bet with Larry, the Goldstones' love affair with old books began. Over the next three years they haunted every used and rare bookshop between New York and Boston that they could find, from dingy, dust-filled barns to elegant Park Avenue galleries. Starting small on cheap, out-of-print used books, their addiction soon graduated to
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Named Person: Lawrence Goldstone; Nancy Bazelon Goldstone; Lawrence Goldstone; Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Goldstone
ISBN: 0312156820 9780312156824
OCLC Number: 36143560
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
Description: 215 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone.
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When Nancy tracked down a ten-dollar copy of War and Peace in order to win a birthday bet with Larry, the Goldstones' love affair with old books began. Over the next three years they haunted every used and rare bookshop between New York and Boston that they could find, from dingy, dust-filled barns to elegant Park Avenue galleries. Starting small on cheap, out-of-print used books, their addiction soon graduated to first editions and, finally, to three-quarter morocco.

Custom-bound antiquarian classics that they could not afford. Along the way, they gained an education in books - and in people - that we can all savor. This warm and witty story is filled with eccentric characters, from a punk book dealer peddling fifty-thousand-dollar modern firsts to a golf-obsessed Shakespearean scholar with books on demonic possession in his basement. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, Used and Rare is an absorbing and delightful.

Journey and a love letter to book lovers everywhere.

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