Thursday, July 28, 2016

If you've been kicking yourself all week for missing the last Rare Book Cafe, relax. We planned ahead for you.

We had a fine time on Rare Book Cafe last week! Michael Slicker of Lighthouse Books told us about a collection of military medical texts he acquired recently, including a treatise on gunshot wounds from 1555. We talked of the challenges of rapid growth in cities, often overwhelming the neighborhoods where lease rates can- then can't- support indie bookstores, and how that affects doing business; and I talked about polio memoirs from when every summer was a time of worry for American parents. Edie Eisenstein told us new news of miniature books, and we all told some war stories:

Here's a link to the program:

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