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Maybe it’s my inner Scrooge. I get cranky when I think about the period between the day set aside for Thanks Giving and the day set aside for Christ Mass as the time in which we sell a lot of crap and make a ton of money. Similarly, I regard the Holiday Book Catalogs that come out at this time of year with disdain. “A Special Gift for that Special Someone on Your List?” Puhleeze.
All I can say about Maritime List 243 is that its publication is dictated by the normal catalog schedule at Ten Pound Island rather than by the Xmas Retail Gold Rush. However, I will admit that, as a concession to the season, I’m practically giving these fine books away.
But seriously, folks, thank you for your patronage, feedback, and support. You’re as a fine a group of customers as a bookseller could want. I hope you and your families have a happy and stress-free holiday season.
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