Shopping for the Bookworm: Austen House Books Edition

Yes, that is correct. I am featuring my own business. It occurred to me that I haven’t done one of these (Shopping for the Bookworm) posts in…well, a long time. I’ve decided to resurrect the series by starting with my own little online bookstore.

We have a small-ish (500+ books, some of which we have yet to list), but diverse and interesting catalog. Shipping is available US-wide. Local delivery in Columbus is also available.

BARBARIAN DAYS BY WILLIAM FINNEGAN. $8.00.
WHOREDOM IN KIMMAGE: IRISH WOMEN COMING OF AGE BY ROSEMARY MAHONEY. $5.50
HAND-COVERED BOOK. $7.00.
THE SECRET KEEPER OF JAIPUR BY ALKA JOSHI. $7.50.
FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY BY ARMISTEAD MAUPIN. $5.50.
TIGERBELLE BY WYOMIA TYUS. $5.00.
THREE PICASSOS BEFORE BREAKFAST BY ANNE-MARIE STEIN. $22.00.
THE ESSENTIAL MAN RAY BY INGRID SCHAFFNER. $6.00.
Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography by Gordon Parks. $7.50.
My Life, My Body by Marge Piercy. $5.50.
Shining Eyes, Cruel Fortune by Irma B. Jaffe. $7.50.
The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave. $4.50.
At Freddie’s by Penelope Fitzgerald. $6.50.

As ever, thanks for indulging me!

Introducing Austen House Books

I’m officially a bookstore owner! Well, technically, I have been since June when I registered my business and did a few local pop-up events. Somehow, (finally) launching a website makes it seem real-real, you know? We did that on Monday.

Currently, we ship across the US and offer local (Columbus, OH) pick-up. New books are being added every day this week. After that, it will be weekly.

AUSTEN HOUSE BOOKS

Our selection is hand-picked and often very eclectic. Please check us out the next time you need (or just really, really want) a cool book. And feel free to spread the word to any bookworms you know! Thank you!

Daily Diversion #458: The Little Webster

Another birthday gift fromThe Chef: my very own copy of the Little Webster (Liliput Dictionary). This version doesn’t contain a copyright date, but the inscription on the back is from 1929.

For perspective: the framed painting is 4″ x 5″, the Nancy Drew book is 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, and the dictionary comes in at 1 1/2″ x 2″.

If you know me at all well, you’ll understand how thoughtful this gift is…truly one of the best things anyone has ever given me.