A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 9-The Hills Beyond

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? The Hills Beyond by Thomas Wolfe.

The Hills Beyond

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: THE HILLS BEYOND
  • AUTHOR: THOMAS WOLFE
  • THIS EDITION: 1968
  • SIGNET CLASSICS

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

This is another case of filling a hole in my collection. I also really dig the cover.

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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[Book Nerd Links] Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Punk/No-Wave, and Book Illustrations

Miscellaneous Epic of World Saga Updates…

 I am usually a good girl about maintaining the focus of ASPL, so I hope you forgive me when I occasionally go off-subject. When I do, it’s usually in support of one of my other projects. Like this!

Although I try to keep things compartmentalized, sometimes I just have to share updates. Like now!

Here’s what is going on over at Epic of World Saga.

If you love old pulp fiction magazines, do we have the covers (and commentary) for you!

Fantastic Universe (September 1959)

Fantastic Adventures (February 1950)

Kev debuted a new series on May 5th. It’s all about classic sci-fi and adventure radio programs.

There are so many wonderful things on the horizon for EoWS, but this is all I’ll thrust on you today. I’ll be back with the regularly scheduled programming in a couple of hours. Until then, thanks for your indulgence.

A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 8-The Film Till Now

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? The Film Till Now by Paul Rotha.

The Film Till Now

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: THE FILM TILL NOW
  • AUTHOR: PAUL ROTHA
  • REPRINTED IN 1931/FIRST PUBLISHED 1930
  • PUBLISHED BY: JONATHAN CAPE & HARRISON SMITH

Stylish endpapers

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

The Film Till Now has been on my TBR list for more years than I care to count. My laziness in never actively looking for a copy truly paid off, as this edition dates to just a year after the book was first published. It is in wonderful shape for its age (87 years!).

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.