Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Missalia Romana

Here are some highlights of a few of the beautiful editions of the Missale Romanum that have been in store:

Collegio Urbano de Propaganda Fide - 1834

Societatis S. Joannis Evang. - 1903

Friederici Pustet - 1930 

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Bookish nightmares

You might think all is pleasant in the life of a book, but today we are here to tell you it can be quite otherwise.

Books can get warped,

written in,

even wormed! 
(See Wikipedia: "Bookworm (insect)")

(Not to mention mold and damp-disintegration.  It's just not worth going there.)

This book has a broken spine.

We also find lots of stuff stuck in books.  This was one find:

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Friday, May 18, 2012

"A life in books"

Check out Lori Erickson's article A life in books, where she speaks of the spiritual importance of books-- and gives an insightful and candid account of her visit to Loome Theological Booksellers. 

To quote the photo caption: "Loome Theological Booksellers in Stillwater, Minnesota, shows what can happen when a book-buying habit gets out of hand."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stillwater in Bloom

Stillwater is in full bloom:

Come on in!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Misfits, Stowaways, and Kalamazoo

Yesterday morning, two of our staff departed Stillwater with a truckload of books, heading toward Kalamazoo, Michigan, where they will be exhibiting at International Congress on Medieval Studies.  We hope that if you are there, you'll check out our spot.

 In the meantime, we though we would share a little bit about our "Misfits & Stowaways"  

There are some books that enter our store, by a variety of means, that really just don't belong here.  It's not that we have anything against them, but any way you cut it they just don't fit in.  These books, ladies and gentlemen, are Misfits and Stowaways.

Some of these books are of local interest.

Many are about politics.

Others are somewhat obscure.

We have foreign language titles, too.

Some are titles are on perhaps less desirable topics.

In addition, we have books about British monarchs,

British politics & history,

British stuff in the Twentieth Century,

and British shipping.

(There are a lot of books about Germany, too.)

There are books on the history of history,

...and books about books!

Thanks to a recent acquisition, we have a whole lot of great oversized books on art and music.

These books might be misfits in this store, but we hope someday they will find a home where they belong

Come check it out!

Post scriptum:
It has been brought to the attention of the editor since first publishing this post that "Misfits and Stowaways" is also home to an infamous book entitled: Twelfth Annual Report on Introduction of Domestic Reindeer into Alaska (known as "The Reindeer Report", for short).  Please enjoy some sample photographs of this unique and engaging chronicle:

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