The AE Bookseller's Comet: Holidays Ideas on Paper
They arrive occasionally and make a big impression.
By Bruce McKinney
The magic of the printed word is on display this holiday season
in the personal selections of a group of our Books for Sale
listing members. These are their ideas of what is interesting,
compelling and particularly worthwhile. They own between
themselves hundreds of thousands of volumes. In this
presentation they suggest one hundred.
We present this material in a form we expect to continue to use
so we are giving it a name. We call it The AE
Bookseller's Comet because it will appear from
time to time. It will provide a focus and catalyst for
combining selections of the printed word and image with events,
subjects, types of publication, price range and certainly other
parameters yet unnamed or considered. Listing members may
freely participate subject only to the constraints of subject
and whatever rules develop.
In this, the first effort, there is material of virtually every
type but the common denominator is personal appreciation. Every
person involved with books has volumes they value above all
others, not necessarily because they command high prices. It
can be a signed copy, a precious copy, a rare copy or simply any
copy of a book that has made a difference. After all, all books
and all copies of them are not the same. If you don't believe
it consider the range of material that emerges here from a
request to listing members for their thoughts and ideas. Even a
comet does not range as far.
Click On AE Bookseller's Comet to take a step into a world of interesting possibilities!
Best wishes for the holidays!