Saturday, November 18, 2023

🔴 Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK No. 36:
Richard in Syracuse, Ed in Verona, and Lee on the mend

It’s the 36th episode of Rare Book Cafe — Coffee Break, and the good news is that co-host Lee Linn is on the mend from the fractured arm and leg she received after a bad fall at the end of the Books in Boston Shadow Show. 

Co-host Ed Markiewicz and Rare Book Cafe regular contributor Richard Mori have been keeping in touch with her, and report good progress in her rehabilitation efforts.
Meanwhile, both have been on the move. Ed, who is based in Verona, Italy, for another month or so in a book binding apprenticeship, took the opportunity to visit some other places in Europe, including the Turin Chocolate Festival. He shares video.
Both Ed and Richard have acquired some fascinating items they share in the episode. We catch up with Richard at an antiques show in Syracuse, New York. 
We send good wishes for a speedy recovery to Lee and look forward to seeing her soon in an upcoming episode of Rare Book Cafe. 
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Our Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK series offers short programs, usually on a single topic. Watch for more in the series. 
Co-hosts Ed Markiewicz and Lee Linn are veteran antiquarian booksellers. Ed owns Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts in Portland, Oregon, and Lee owns The Ridge Books in Calhoun, Georgia.
Rare Book Cafe COFFEE BREAK is made possible by the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest rare, used, and collectible book fair in the southeastern United States. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be presented March 1-3, 2024 at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. More information at
The program also is made possible by, a website featuring used, rare, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers. Biblio is celebrating 20 years of serving book lovers. It’s better than ever. Biblio spotlights “the core of our business model: the independent booksellers who bring their expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism to soon the used and rare book trade.”
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