Friday, April 11, 2014

Something "Wicked" at Loome

The Book of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England. [&] The Psalter, or Psalmes of David, After the Translation of the great Bible, Pointed as it shall be sung or said in Churches. [2 books bound in one volume]. 

London: Robert Barker and John Bill, 1638.
This particular printing is known as the "Wicked Prayer Book", so called because a typographical error in Psalm 37:29 causes it to declare, "The righteous shall be punished." Small octavo, unpaginated. Hardcover rebound in brown cloth with original brown calf label (title gilt) grafted to spine. Overall good condition. Edges of page block darkened. Title page deeply tanned. Pages lightly foxed and occasionally smudged; margins periodically notated in an old hand. Names of multiple previous owners and their children, together with some dates of birth, baptism, marriage, and death, notated to versos of three pages, with dates ranging from 1643 to 1758. Binding is firm and square, with light shelf-wear to cloth. Regular price $1,500.

Sale Price: $1200.00 

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Stephanie Landsem's Publication Secrets at Loome Theological Booksellers

There are many who aspire to publish books.  There are few who do so.  Stephanie Landsem shared her publication secrets recently at Loome Theological Booksellers.

Christopher Hagen, the proprietor of Loome Theological Booksellers, grilled Stephanie Landsem in a hard hitting wide ranging 45 minute interview accompanied by challenging and penetrating questions from the audience (which included a surprisingly articulate group of 13 year old young ladies!).  From the conception of her story ideas, through writing, critiquing, submitting to contests, publication offers, and marketing Landsem unstintingly gave of her experiences and insights.

After the interview Landsem generously signed copies of her books, answered more questions, held the Hagen's infant son, and gave away a copy of The Thief.

Landsem's visit was the first of many this year at Loome Theological Booksellers.  There will be more authors and speakers coming to Loome every month of 2014.  If there is a particular author or speaker whom you would recommend to Loome and whom resides in or will be visiting the Twin Cities this year, please let us know.

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