Ten Pound Island Book Company http://tenpound.com Old, Rare And Out of Print Books, Manuscripts And Charts Pertaining To The Sea Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:55:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Seattle, 2017 http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/10/seattle-2017.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/10/seattle-2017.html#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:36:43 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=16159 Louis Collins and the Seattle book fair brain trust really outdid themselves this time. As I walked to work Saturday morning for the show’s opening, I was met by a crowd of thousands of people, all trooping down Mercer St. toward the Seattle Center! Come to find out all those people were marching for Heart […]

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Something to Shoot For http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/10/something-to-shoot-for.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/10/something-to-shoot-for.html#respond Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:27:50 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=16156 Here are some of my colleagues and friends saying their piece: Our Loved Ones Died. We Want Action on Guns. From The New York Times Opinion Section: Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. The survivors and the family of those who died call on Republican leaders to take action after the massacre in Las Vegas. Posted […]

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Good Apple http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/10/good-apple.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/10/good-apple.html#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:52:21 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=16146 Got my books packed up and sent them to Seattle, for the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, then headed up to the farm frosty mornings! cheery stove to finish my novel which I did. Then picked apples, it being apple season. Lotsa wild apples, but this is the only tree that has really tasty ones. Yum!

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My Other Job http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/09/my-other-job.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/09/my-other-job.html#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:34:13 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=16140 I put in about 15 hours a week working for Everytown’s National Survivor Network. I reach out to other survivors, advocate for sensible guns laws, and give talks to all sorts of groups. In a couple of hours I’m going to be on the Topsfield Common talking to people assembled there for the local iteration […]

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Easy-Peasy http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/09/easy-peasy.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/09/easy-peasy.html#respond Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:30:54 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=16122 It was Michael Suarez, multi-talented director of the Rare Book School, who first got me thinking about the book trade as an ecosystem. Of course, once you start understanding something in a new way, revelations continue to unfold. I met a dealer at a show several years ago who occupied a most intriguing niche. His […]

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This Was the Year, Baby! http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/09/this-was-the-year-baby.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/09/this-was-the-year-baby.html#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:45:55 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=15981 This was the year the Brooklyn show grew up. For the past three years, at the end of each iteration of the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair we’d tally our losses, lick our wounds, and peer down Franklin Ave. for the light at the end of this tunnel of yuppies, baby carriages, brew pubs, and trendy […]

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This is the year, baby! http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/09/this-is-the-year-baby.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/09/this-is-the-year-baby.html#comments Sun, 03 Sep 2017 14:48:56 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=15966 Here’s an example of the old “forest for the trees” phenomenon… I’ve been cataloging books about the Arctic and Antarctic for decades (for example, see our most recent catalog, “Arctic Dreams”) but I never noticed until early this week how colorful the covers of many Arctic books are, especially those published in the late 19th […]

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Running on Empty http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/08/running-on-empty.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/08/running-on-empty.html#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:48:58 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=15541 I was whining to a colleague during setup at this year’s Papermania about how desperate Hartford was in the summer time. To my surprise, he offered a dissenting opinion. “Nonsense,” he told me. “The weather is beautiful. Hartford is a wonderful city to walk around in – the parks, the riverfront – especially during the […]

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Post-Zombie Apocalype http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/08/post-zombie-apocalype.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/08/post-zombie-apocalype.html#respond Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:45:31 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=15529 This morning I put my online books on vacation, changed my answering machine message, got Maritime List 252 in the can, and all my stock for Papermania packed (paper doesn’t take up as much room as books). Now I’m getting ready to drive down to the DC area to look at a collection of rare […]

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Warm Bath http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/08/warm-bath.html http://tenpound.com/bookmans-log/2017/08/warm-bath.html#respond Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:47:51 +0000 http://tenpound.com/?p=15517 I never cease to be amazed at how different things are these days. I post a catalog on my website, send out a mailchimp e-blast and Wham! Half the items gone in 24 hours. Then nothing except the drudgery of wrapping and shipping the goners. Usually I stretch this task out over most of a […]

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