Thursday, December 26, 2013

Book Humor of the Day

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Book Humor of the Day

True story. 

#books #readbooks

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Humor of the Day

Monday, December 9, 2013

Funny Book Photo of the Day

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Book Quote of the Day

Monday, December 2, 2013

Book Humor of the Day

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Maxine on self-help

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jurassic Google aka Card Catalog

I must admit this made me chuckle... I'm old enough to remember card catalogs!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Book Quote of the Day

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Delightful little old Library

We had the pleasure of visiting the Naples Public Library in Naples, Maine. Established at the turn of the Century and manned by many gracious volunteers. The had a basement Book Sale - everything 50% off! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Quote of the Day

A room without books is like a body without a soul. ~ Cicero

Friday, June 14, 2013

Appalachian Trail Guides with maps for sale

Appalachian Trail Guides with maps for sale!

From left to right we have:

1. Pennsylvania ~ 2nd Ed. 1970, has 3 fold-out maps, may be missing 3(?) $10.

2. New York-New Jersey ~
11th Edition WITH 6 fold out MAPS! No marking/writing on book or maps, great condition. $20.

3. New Hampshire and Vermont ~ 1968 2nd Edition, includes 6 nice folded maps. Only marking is previous owner's name neatly inked on the title page. $20.

Ready for your Summer hiking adventures!

Please leave a message here, send an email or leave me a facebook message if you are interested in buying them. Shipping costs just a few bucks within the Continental U.S.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Book quote of the day

Never put off 'til tomorrow the #Book you can read today!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Quote of the Day ~ Read.

To read is to empower
To empower is to write
To write is to influence
To Influence is to change
To change is to live.
~ Jane Evershed

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Library parking only

I saw this picture online, thought it was too awesome not to share! "Library Parking Only - Violators will be held in low esteem."

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Quote of the day

"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life." -- Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Quote of the Day

"To read or not to read... that is a silly question!"

Good day, Bibliophiles! Hope you find some time for reading a great book today.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Quote of the Day

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest, “I want you to love her, too!” It is a jealous passion also. He feels a little indignant if he finds that any one else has discovered the book, too.” -- Christopher Morley

Monday, May 6, 2013

Quote of the Day

"Books: Providing escape from family gatherings for centuries!"


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Reading Quote of the Day

"I love how books let me run away without leaving home."

Wishing you a great vacation - in a book!

(image courtesy of

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Quote of the Day

"Bookworms will rule the world.... as soon as we finish one more chapter!"


Happy reading, Bibliophiles :-)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sharing Things I Love

A pair of vintage #Kewpie Dolls. I inherited these from my Mother-in-law, a kindred spirit who also loved nifty, kitschy stuff from days gone by!

These little babies sit next to my bathtub now :-)

Happy collecting, Bibliophiles!

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Romance of the Rails: The Story of the American Railroads

The Romance of the Rails: The Story of the American Railroads
by Agnes C. Laut

NY: Tudor Publishing Co., 1936 New Edition 2nd Ptg. Very Good- condition with some shelfwear to cloth at corners, edges & one small white spot at upper front corner. Small 4to. Blue cloth. x, (10pp), 590pp, index. Frontispiece, profusely illustrated 36 b&w plates on coated stock; 4 illustrations done by Charles Russell, many text decorations, old prints, maps, cartoons & documents. A thick, heavy book.

Chapter topics include: Steam power, the lure of the West, the West moves from the Lakes to the Prairies, the Land Grant era, the vulture era begins (Gould & Vanderbilt), the forward march to the West (Union Pacific, Central, Southern Pacific, Great Northern, getting across the Sierras), modern Buccaneers in a later era.

PRICE: $20. [SOLD 4/20/13]

If you are interested in this great book, please feel free to contact me here! Shipping will cost $5 within the Continental U.S.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yankee Ingenuity in the War

Yankee Ingenuity in the War by Frank Parker Stockbridge

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1920. Brown cloth with pictorial on front cover. 372pp. Fully illustrated from official photographs. 

An account of the technical achievements of America that "went so far toward the winning of the Great War." Includes technological improvements during World War I: motors, airplanes, aerial photography, chemicals and poison gas, ships, undersea warfare, wireless communication, balloons and dirigibles, weapons, camouflage, medical and surgical achievements, and more. Hundreds of black and white photographs. A heavy book.

PRICE: $35. 

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this title, shipping will cost around $6 in the Continental U.S. - it's a very heavy book!

Book Quote of the Day

"Nothing can do what a book can do. Lifts you out of your life... to a whole new world, whole new perspective. A book is like a dream you're borrowing from a friend."

~ Dave Kellett

Keep reading, Bibliophiles!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Reading Quote of the Day

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.”
- Edward P. Morgan

Monday, April 15, 2013

Virginia and Truckee: A Story of Virginia City and Comstock Times

Virginia and Truckee: A Story of Virginia City and Comstock Times

Stanford University Press, 1955, 5th Printing. Original Printed wraps [paper] covers in green & white. Decorations by E.S. Hammack, Maps & lettering by Frederic Shaw. 67 pages plus engine list, bibliography & index. Fully illustrated throughout with numerous photo reproductions, a map, sketches. Minor wear to edges and spine edges from handling. No interior markings noted.

Price: $12.00 [SOLD 4/17/13]

Interested in purchasing this book? Please send an email or leave a comment here. Shipping costs $3.00.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Book Quote of the Day

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."

-- Charles W. Eliot, The Happy Life, 1896

US educator (1834 - 1926)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Garage sale find of the day

Donner Lake from Donner Pass. Kodak panoramic photo #715. Circa 1940s in original frame. Sticker on the back from Piatt's in Alameda, California. Paid $5.00. DEAL!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

World Book Day

Read all about it! The biggest book show on Earth: a free online festival today! Thursday, March 7, 2013. If you're a teacher, a librarian, bookseller or even a parent; you'll find lots of fun resources at this web page:

Our local elementary school is hosting its annual "Snuggle up and Read" event this evening from 5 to 7 PM where we have a huge book swap for the children and their parents. There will be guest readers in the Library reading stories every 15 to 20 minutes... guess who signed up to be a mystery reader? Me! My only conundrum is choosing which book I want to read the most.

Friday, February 22, 2013

FridayReads book of the Day

My #Fridayreads book for today: "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years" by Julie Andrews

I always loved her voice, she's an interesting lady to read about as well. Recommended.

Happy Reading, Bibliophiles!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

For the Love of Books

“What is a great love of books? It is something like a personal introduction to the great and good men of all past times. Books, it is true, are silent as you see them on their shelves; but, silent as they are, when I enter a library I feel as if almost the dead were present, and I know if I put questions to these books they will answer me with all the faithfulness and fulness which has been left in them by the great men who have left the books with us.” ― John Bright

Friday, February 1, 2013

Treasure trove ready to be explored at our library of Congress online

The U.S. Library of Congress holds a massive digital collection that’s just aching to be utilized in your classroom. It’s easily searched and filled with premium (and free!) resources for all grade levels:

Happy exploring and sharing!


Thursday, January 31, 2013

There is nothing funny about Typewriting

"Before the class was allowed to touch typewriters, we memorized the keyboard letters by pounding away on their arrangement printed on heavy paper. When we finally got real typewriters, which had blank keys, room was so noisy I understood why the class was hidden away in a corner of the basement. Speed and accuracy were the goals, but for me all the nervous clattering of typewriters and pressure to hit the right keys faster was so exhausting I just managed to squeak through the semester with a grade of G for good. I could not face the second semester so I still have to peek to type numbers. Today, when I'm asked the most difficult part of writing, I answer "typing," which is taken as a joke. It is not. There is nothing funny about typewriting." -- Beverly Cleary (from her memoir)

As someone who's old enough to remember taking typing classes ~ when we still used typewriters ~ I must say, I felt her pain!

I was quite amused by this statement from a rather famous children's book author. I've been enjoying her memoir; she's candid, funny and has a brilliant memory of her childhood. Every bit a 'Ramona,' I might add :-)