Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 192 pages

Journey into the world of book collecting with the Goldstones-rediscover the joy of reading, laugh, and fall in love with books all over again.

The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us. We had always valued the history, the world of ideas contained between the covers of a book or, as in the case of The Night Visitor, some special personal significance. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone's Used and Rare provides a delightful love letter to book lovers everywhere.

 

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

A light and entertaining read about a young married couple venturing into the world of book collecting, in New England, New York and Chicago. Fun, and sometimes very funny. December, 2009 Read full review

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

There are books that tell readers how to go about collecting rare books, but Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone's "Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World" shows you how to do it. The disadvantage is that ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
30
Chapter 4
43
Chapter 5
52
Chapter 6
58
Chapter 7
71
Chapter 8
81
Chapter 11
117
Chapter 12
132
Chapter 13
151
Chapter 14
165
Chapter 15
175
Chapter 16
185
Chapter 17
198
Chapter 18
213

Chapter 9
93
Chapter 10
104

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About the author (2010)

Lawrence Goldstone's first novel, Rights, won a New American Writing Award. He has written for the Advocate and teaches creative writing at New York University.

Nancy Goldstone has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post Magazine, the Boston Herald, Lear's, the Boston Phoenix, and the New York Daily News, as well as several novels, including The Lady Queen. The Goldstones live in Westport, Connecticut.

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