The Reason for Bookcation

Last week my Bride and I purchased ninety-three books. Our library is already overflowing, quite literally. There’s no room for more volumes of anything on those shelves. We have boxes of books stacked in the hallway. Why did we purchase more books?

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Bookcation 2015, Part 2: Wherein our bibliophiliacs (and possibly bibliomaniacs) find books that don’t yet exist

There’s an entire room at A Room of One’s Own in Madison dedicated to advanced proofs. These are the copies of books that publishers send out before the book is released to get reviews and hopefully churn up some positive press. The books are illegal to sell. Most of the time when I see them, they’re […]

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Bookcation 2015 — Part 1, Wherein two valiant explorers fail to sell their wares and yet still find a profit.

Once a summer, my Bride and I vacation in the fair city of Madison and look at used books. I’ve written up our voyages before. We returned today from our yearly jaunt, and I’m writing up our adventures again! This year we held a sacred quest. A good friend just took a job teaching fifth […]

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