A Positively, Final Appearance

And an exhortation to read, read, read

Ending Up

Man can live on books alone, but he needs more bread to do so

Book Projects

The Art of Keeping Busy


… And its role in a just society

A Dreamer’s Tale

Resolutions for the new year

Let Us Now Praise Dover Books

The literary legacy of E. F. Bleiler

Books for the Holidays

Gift ideas for the young and old

Christmas Reading

A lot more than Dickens can help invoke the Yuletide spirit

In Praise of Small Presses

The books they publish would enliven any library—but you likely won’t find them at your average big box

Poe and Baudelaire

Birds of a feather sold together …

Mencken Day

Solitude sustains only for so long

Then and Now

Going home again


Book hunting in the land of Jefferson

The Evidence in the (Book) Case

The books that reside on a writer’s nightstand can speak volumes indeed

Musical Chairs

Thrift Stories

Out of Print



Wonder Books


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