Friday, October 14, 2011

Visiting friends and Books

Amber Unicorn Books on S Decatur in Las #Vegas Nevada. Best bookstore and nicest people, without fail! I'm not just saying this because I used to work for them :-) if you come to Vegas and you love books, please stop here!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thoughts on being a bookseller:

"owning and operating a bookstore has NEVER been an easy way to make a living. But booksellers are an obstinate and romantic lot. From their corps arise, from time to time, people with enough business sense to actually support their Quixotic dreams. Serendipity and Borders have closed, but independent bookstores like them will always be around." -- Dan Gregory [Between the Covers Rare Books, Gloucester City, N.J]

  photo courtesy of Life Publishing

Saturday, October 1, 2011

How to decorate your home retro Mad Men era style

Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book

1961. Des Moines: Meredith Publishing.

"How to plan colors and furnishings that reflect the personality of your family. Over 300 full color illustrations."

400 pages. Index. Very good condition in original decorated boards with ring binding.

Subjects include: facts about color, color schemes, furniture and arrangement, backgrounds, floors, lighting, accessories, space makers, windows, redecorating, wiring , other rooms, dollarsavers, alpha index.

Price: $30.

This book can be shipped if you don't live near Boise!

The Universal Cook Book by Helen Cramp

Recently acquired vintage cookbook:
The Universal Cook Book by Helen Cramp
1913. International Press: Philadelphia Press. 507 pages. Index. Illustrated throughout in color & b&w
"Economical recipes designed to meet the needs of the modern housekeeper. Including chapters on: entertaining, paper-bag cookery, casserole cookery, fireless cookery, chafing dish cookery, meat substitutes.
Good condition with some foxing and tanning from cut out recipes tipped in to the book.
$20. Shipping available if you are not in Boise!