Tag Archives: old books

Gifts for the Book Lover: A Novel Aroma

Do you know a bibliophile? I do. Me! There are few things I enjoy more than discovering a used book store, or strolling the library stacks. Books, especially those with an aged aroma and fine patina, hold a special place … Continue reading

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Connect the Blogs: Indonesia’s Orange Rose

One of the great advantages to blogging is the chance to connect with people from all over the world. Some from far-away lands and cultures that I can only dream to lay feet upon. One such blogger is Yuna in … Continue reading

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Book Crossing with Vintage Books

Ever feel like Rumpelstiltskin? Asleep at the wheel of life for a very long time? Well, that describes my last decade and probably why I, a book fanatic, hadn’t heard of Book Crossing until the other day. Intrigue, sharing, mystery, … Continue reading

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Nouveau Larousse Illustré Dictionnaire (1898) : Happy Spring!

Jack Frost needs a calendar.  It’s the first day of Spring, old man!  Like the messy house guest that long overstays his welcome, yesterday he dropped a pile of late-March snow dung outside my door.  Yeah, every cloud has…blah, blah, … Continue reading

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Altered Book Artist: Brian Dettmer

My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators… (1) …and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception. (1) In this work I … Continue reading

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