Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 1998 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
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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  - Jannes - LibraryThing

A decent depiction about how one might grow into book-collecting. It's actually more of a collection of anecdotes than a coherent story, most of them educational about some particular aspect oc the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Denverbook - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. It was entertaining and it paralells my experience (up to a the point of escalatingly priced rare books) of the joys of used bookstores and the booksellers you find in them. This ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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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