“Is this something you might be interested in?” the FOL volunteer asked, handing me the book. The cover was unfamiliar to me, but the look on her face made it clear she knew what she was putting in my hands.
Yes, I was interested. Very interested. Made-my-day kind of interested.
This would be a signed copy of Roald Dahl’s Someone Like You, dated February 1954. It’s the third printing (1954), no dust jacket, in acceptable condition. $250.00.
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Okay, so you really gotta be Canadian to get excited about this post–and I suppose you have to be old, too (which says a lot about your humble blogger). Anyway, yesterday we received a box of books that got this old Canadian doing a happy dance.
These are written by Pierre Berton. They are all signed by Pierre Berton. They all have dust jackets. A lot of them are first editions. Sadly, they aren’t likely to have your name inside, as they’re addressed to specific people. In any case, they’re special.
The coolest item of the lot, however, is signed by Mr. Berton but not written by him. This is the programme from an appreciation dinner given by his friends; it contains the menu for the dinner, poems, short essays, illustrations, etc. If you’re a collector or a Pierre Berton fan, this is the one for you.
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This week is Indie Week on the Cart. There’s everything from poetry to cat stories to local history. If you’re looking for something that can’t be picked up at Chapters, this is the place for ya.
This last purple gem is a book of poetry from 1972. It can be found in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.